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Up to 4 dead in Puerto Rico; Hurricane Fiona heads to Bermuda

September 21st, 2022 | Tags: Hurricane Fiona deaths Puerto Rico Category 4 landfall
People walk on a street affected by the passing of Hurricane Fiona in Penuelas, Puerto Rico September 19, 2022. Photo: Ricardo Arduengo/Reuters
Residents affected by Hurricane Fiona rest at a storm shelter in Salinas, Puerto Rico, Sept. 19, 2022. Photo: Stephanie Rojas/AP
Residents affected by Hurricane Fiona rest at a storm shelter in Salinas, Puerto Rico, Sept. 19, 2022. Photo: Stephanie Rojas/AP
Fiona packed winds as high as 130 miles per hour (215 km per hour) on Wednesday and was expected to strengthen as it moved north toward Bermuda, though no direct hit is forecast for the British territory, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Photo: NHC
Fiona packed winds as high as 130 miles per hour (215 km per hour) on Wednesday and was expected to strengthen as it moved north toward Bermuda, though no direct hit is forecast for the British territory, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. Photo: NHC
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- At least 4 persons are reportedly dead in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona made landfall there on Sunday, September 18, 2022.

Among those killed was a 58-year-old man who was swept away by a river in the central mountain town of Comerio. Another man was burned to death when he attempted to refuel a generator while it was running.

There are also reports of a 4-month-old infant dying after the mother struggled to get to the hospital due to blocked roads.

In the Dominican Republic, authorities reported one death: a man hit by a falling tree. And a man in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe died when his home was swept away by a flood.

Fiona now a Cat 4 Hurricane

Hurricane Fiona, which passed south of the Virgin Islands on Saturday, September 17, 2022, strengthened to a powerful Category 4 storm on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, as it headed toward Bermuda.

Fiona packed winds as high as 130 miles per hour (215 km per hour) on Wednesday and was expected to strengthen as it moved north toward Bermuda, though no direct hit is forecast for the British territory, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Fiona could reach Canada’s Atlantic coast on Friday, September 23, 2022.

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