Bermuda on red alert for Hurricane Fiona as the storm careens nearer after leaving Caribbean

Over one million homes and businesses are still without power in Puerto Rico Thursday morning after the now-Category 4 Hurricane Fiona made its way across the island.

The storm has reached winds upward of 130mph and is expected to reach Bermuda by Friday morning before touching down in northeastern Canada by Saturday.

An estimated eight people have died as a result of the storm passing through Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and the Turks and Caicos Islands, according to Reuters. A count by CNN indicates at least one death in Guadeloupe, two in Puerto Rico and two in the Dominican Republic.

In addition to the power outages across Puerto Rico, more than 450,000 people are still without water service as of Thursday.

Currently, the pace to restore power to homes is faster than efforts performed after Hurricane Maria hit in 2017 when all 1.5 million homes were without power for a week.

The now-bankrupt Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority took 11 months to restore power to all…

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