Some 1.3 million homes and businesses they followed no electricity in Puerto Rico this Tuesday morning after Hurricane Fiona hit the island on Sunday. After hitting the Caribbean island, Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Dominican Republic.
It is currently heading north, towards the Turks Islands Y Caicos. Its passage causing a blackout throughout the island of 3.3 million inhabitants in Puerto Rico. The storm has killed at least three people. Fiona’s center was near the island of Grand Turkaccording to him United States National Hurricane Center.
The storm had winds of up to 185 kilometers per hour and continued to bring life-threatening heavy rain and flash flooding to the Dominican Republic. Fiona arrived in Puerto Rico five years after the hurricane maria left the island without power in 2017.
The site Poweroutages.com, which estimates power outages based on data from utility companies, reported that 1.267 million customers remained without service as of early Tuesday based on what it called the limited information available from LUMA Energywhich operates the Puerto Rico power grid, replied Reuters.
Additionally, there were 1.468 million customers with electricity in Puerto Rico. LUMA Energy reported Monday that its teams have been assessing the damage, making critical repairs and working with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) and private generators to increase generation and re-energize the electrical grid.