Hurricane Fiona makes landfall in Puerto Rico | News | DW

Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico’s southwestern coast on Sunday, unleashing landslides and ripping up asphalt from roads.

Earlier on Sunday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) declared that Fiona, which was barreling towards Puerto Rico, had strengthened into a hurricane after having begun as a tropical storm.

The storm also washed away a bridge in the central mountain town of Utuado.

“Hurricane Fiona could produce storm surge flooding of 1 to 3 ft (30 to 90 centimeters) above normally dry ground along the eastern and southern coast of Puerto Rico and the islands of Vieques and Culebra,” the NHC tweeted.

NHC expects ‘catastrophic’ flooding

Later on Sunday, the NHC posted: “Hurricane Flood Advisory; Eye of Fiona Very Near the Southwest Coast of Puerto Rico. Catastrophic Flooding…

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