Hurricane Fiona knocks out Puerto Rico electricity

Hurricane Fiona knocks out Puerto Rico electricity

Sep 18, 2022 by BBC News - World

Key Facts

  • By Merlyn Thomas BBC News Image source, Getty Images Image caption, Puerto Rico has been left without electricity as Hurricane Fiona makes landfall The arrival of Hurricane Fiona has knocked out all electricity on the US island of Puerto Rico.
  • The operator of the island's grid, Luma Energy, said the system had lost power as winds reached 86mph (140km/h).
  • Forecasters warned of as much as 2ft (0.6m) of rain and catastrophic flooding for the US territory, as the Category 1 storm made landfall.
  • President Joe Biden declared a state of emergency for the island, allowing authorities to provide disaster relief.

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