This morning Fiona, which is the third hurricane of 2022 in the Atlantic, was located 55 km southwest of Samana, Dominican Republicmoving northwest at 13 km/h with sustained winds of up to 150 km/h.
For his part the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that the north coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Caucedo to Cabo Francés Viejo and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Fiona made landfall in Puerto Rico yesterday Sunday and today on the coast of the Dominican Republic near Boca de Yumacommented the NHC.
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So also the NHC issued other alerts that extend to the southeast of Bahamasincluding the acklins, Island Crooked Island, Long Cay, the Inaguas, MayaguanaY the ragged islandsand to the south coast of the Dominican Republic West of Cape Caucedo until Barahona.
Likewise, the National Hurricane Center predicts that Fiona will move over the eastern part of the Dominican Republic this morning and will emerge over the southwestern Atlantic this afternoon.
For what he predicts its winds will strengthen during the next few days after the hurricane leaves over the southwest Atlantic.
In this sense, the NHC estimates that Fiona it will have become a major hurricane by next Wednesday.
While hurricane-force winds extend up to 45 km from the center and weaker tropical storm-force winds extend out to 240 km.
Thus, hurricane conditions are already occurring in sectors of the eastern Dominican Republic within the warning area and are expected in the Turks and Caicos on Tuesday.
It is predicted that Fiona cause rain in the British and US Virgin Islandsin the south and north of Puerto Ricoin the north and east of Dominican Republic, in Haiti and in Turks and Caicoyes
The NH announced that these rains will continue to produce flooding along with landslides throughout Puerto Rico. Flooding is also likely in the east of the Dominican Republic.
On the other hand, the combination of storm surge and tides will cause commonly dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the coast, especially in Puerto Rico.
Therefore, storm surge will increase water levels by as much as 3 feet to 5 feet above normal tide levels in some areas of the Dominican Republic.
Currently, storm surge caused by Fiona is affecting the Virgin Islands of Puerto Rico, the north coast of the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos, and the southeastern Bahamas.
With information from the EFE Agency.