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The hurricane fiona will cause floods sudden and expected to be life threatening in some parts of the Dominican Republic after making landfall near mouth of yumareported on Monday the United States National Hurricane Center (NHC).

“The Dominican Republic is being hit by extremely heavy rains and winds of up to 150 kilometers per hour,” he explained. Eric Blake of NHCwhile storm conditions in Puerto Rico they start to decrease. Fiona’s center is now about 55 kilometers southeast of Samanain the Dominican Republic.

Fiona will move over eastern parts of the country, dumping up to 15 inches of rain before moving across the southwestern Atlantic on Monday afternoon. The hurricane left most of Puerto Rico without power on Sunday, causing catastrophic flooding with mudslides and landslides.

“Tomorrow (Tuesday) will be drier than today, but today will be a long day,” Blake said, referring to Puerto Rico. “The strongest winds are already dying down and it’s already over the Dominican Republic,” he added, Reuters replied. Puerto Rico’s power grid remains fragile despite repairs after Hurricane Maria in September 2017, which caused the largest blackout in history.

The NHC issued other weather warnings that extend to the southeast of Bahamas. Also including the acklins, Island Crooked Island, Long Caythe Inaguas, Mayaguanaand the Ragged Islandsand to the southern coast of the Dominican Republic west of Cabo Caucedo to Barahona.

Source: Elintransigente

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