Fiona Makes Landfall, Slams Southwest Puerto Rico Coast

Forecasters warn of “historic” levels of rain resulting in landslides and heavy flooding

  • Fiona made landfall on Sunday afternoon on Puerto Rico’s southwest coast.
  • Storm has maximum sustained winds of 80 mph and is moving west-northwest at 8 mph.
  • “I urge people to stay in their homes,” said William Miranda Torres, mayor of the northern town of Caguas, where at least one large landslide was reported.
  • The island’s power grid was destroyed by Hurricane Maria and remains unstable, with outages occurring daily.

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