Hurricane Fiona killed 8 in Puerto Rico

The director of the Institute of Forensic Sciences in Puerto Rico said about eight people died, including a four-month-old child, after Hurricane Fiona battered the nation with wind speeds of 215 km per hour. 

According to reports, Fiona caused power outages, flooding, and landslides on the island and left up to eight people dead. 

Reports also said that about 960,000 people were still without power in Puerto Rico on Thursday morning, four days after Hurricane Fiona made landfall on the island, five years after the deadly Hurricane Maria decimated the island. 

The government also reported that about 455,000 households in Puerto Rico could not access clean water as of Wednesday night. 

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Fiona was headed toward Bermuda and battered the Dominican Republic and the British overseas territory, the Turks, and Caicos Islands. 

Earlier, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said at least seven people across the Caribbean died from the storm: One person died in the French territory of Guadeloupe, two in the Dominican Republic, and four in Puerto Rico. 


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