21 Sep 2022 01:34 GMT
From London, the prime minister of the islands called on citizens to “take all precautions to guarantee their safety.”
Hurricane Fiona strengthened to category 3 and hit the Turks and Caicos Islands, on the Atlantic edge of the Caribbean, on Tuesday after causing devastation in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, informs AP.
The center of the storm passed Tuesday morning near Grand Turk, the capital island of that British territory southeast of the Bahamas, where shortly before the Government imposed a curfew and urged villagers to move out of flood-prone areas.
The US National Hurricane Center announced that Fiona was moving north-northwest at 13 km/h, with winds of up to 185 km/h. The storm is feared to strengthen until become a category 4 hurricane when it approaches Bermuda this Friday.
From London, where he attended the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, Turks and Caicos Premier Washington Misick warned that “storms are unpredictable” and called on the population to “take all precautions to guarantee their safety.”
The hurricane has already caused some deaths and left many injured in Dominican Republic Y Puerto Rico, where most people were left without electricity or running water. Rescuers continue to work to get the victims to safe places.