Tropical storm Fiona has been upgraded to a hurricane on Sunday morning ahead of the expected Puerto Rico landfall on Sunday afternoon.
Fiona is spinning at 80mph about 50miles south of Ponce, Puerto Rico, from 11am at the National Hurricane Center, going west-northwest at 8mph.
According to the regional environmental agency, at least one person has been reported dead in Basse-Terre in Guadeloupe’s French territory, which has witnessed massive flooding.
According to PowerOutage, more than 460,000 customers in Puerto Rico are without electricity as of Sunday afternoon on Sunday.
Fiona is expected to continue its journey west-northwest before moving near or over Puerto Rico on a Sunday afternoon or evening, then turn towards the Dominican Republic on Monday and on Tuesday approach the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The storm can fall as much as 12 to 16 inches of rain across the region, and up to 25 inches in eastern and southern Puerto Rico, according to the NHC. The rain will bring life-threatening flash floods, mudslides, landslides, storm waves up to 3 feet, and life-threatening conditions for surfing and scraping.
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