Hurricane Fiona intensifies to a Category 3 storm dumping two feet of rain on Puerto Rico

Hurricane Fiona has strengthened to a Category 3 storm reaching winds of 115mph as it barrels towards the Turks and Caicos Islands following its devastation of Puerto Rico, where it has killed at least two people. 

The first major hurricane of the season, which intensified overnight, dumped two feet of rain onto Puerto Rico, sparking flash floods that claimed the life of a 58-year-old man who was swept away by the La Plata River behind his home in Comerio, CNN reported.  

As Fiona left more than 1 million without power or running water in the US territory, a second man in his 30s reportedly died after attempting to fill the generator for his home. It was still running, causing it to set fire. 

More than 1,000 people have been rescued from flood waters on the island, which was still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria five years ago.  

Most of the island will likely not have power back for several days, according to authorities, who are preoccupied providing…

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