Bermuda face a risk of strong waves, the damage damages while the Hurricane Fiona intensifies

World | Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 9:16 AM

Strengthening Hurricane Fiona headed towards Bermuda, since much of Puerto Rico remains unimportant. Latest updates.

Bermudas faces strong, harmful waves as Hurricane Fiona intensifies Show Show Hide Caption Puerto Rico in the state of emergency as Hurricane Fiona causes hundreds of residents of Puerto Rico were evacuated or rescued as the waters of floods became increasingly dangerous by Hurricane Fiona. Damien Henderson, USA today After strengthening in a category 4 storm on Wednesday, Hurricane Fiona was forecast to hit Bermuda at the end of this week, bringing threats of hurricane force winds and surf waves while the storm continues to intensify. Bermuda is likely to avoid the worst of the wrath of the storm suffered by Puerto Rico, but residents face the possibility of hurricane and tropical storm conditions on Thursday until early Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center. The prognosis also includes a marile cyclonic on the island, including high levels of water and "large and destructive waves" near the coast, according to the NHC. The Bermudan government advised the residents to prepare for the storm reviewing the supply of water, medicine and food and ensuring boats and homes. The storm flooded Puerto Rico with 6 to 20 inches of rain earlier this week, with parts of the island without electricity or running water and under the threat of additional floods and landslides days later. The fragile Red Eléctrica de Puerto Rico and the continuous recovery of Hurricane Maria in 2017 have aggravated the challenges for rescue and reconstruction efforts. At least four people have died in the Caribbean, authorities said. Recovery begins: Puerto Ricans describe the 'nightmare' of Fiona's weathering only five years after Hurricane Maria. This is how recovery efforts are seen. : Puerto Ricans describe the 'nightmare' of Fiona's weathering only five years after Hurricane Maria. This is how recovery efforts are seen. How to help: Defenders encourage people to support local organizations and base help groups that provide relief in the field. Here is a list. Defenders encourage people to support local organizations and base help groups that provide relief in the field. Here is a list. Images: Dramatic scenes of underwater houses and landslides are emerging from Puerto Rico. See people and places affected here. Governor Pedro Pierluisi requested a great disaster statement on Tuesday, qualifying the "catastrophic" damage. Meanwhile, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that it will send hundreds of personnel to help local response efforts, while the United States Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency. Puerto Rico experienced generalized land landslides, damaged houses, dragged bridges and demolished electric lines while torrential rains and floods wrapped the island. The officials of the electric company initially said that electricity will take a few days to restore completely, but then seemed to go back on Tuesday night. Only 26% had energy until Wednesday morning, three days after arriving on the island. "We have suffered a lot," said Rafael Joglar, 68, a biology professor based in San Juan, to USA Today, and added that the island has not yet recovered from the devastation of Hurricane Maria five years ago. Now, a category 4 storm, Hurricane Fiona was about 615 miles southwest of Bermuda Island on Wednesday afternoon with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph, according to the Oceanic and Atmospheric National Administration. The storm is expected to strengthen until Wednesday night and move north at 9 mph during the night. Bermuda: A hurricane watch and a tropical storm watch was in force for Bermuda on Wednesday. Fiona is expected to bring tropical storm conditions to the island on Thursday or early Friday. A hurricane watch and a tropical storm watch was in force for Bermuda on Wednesday. Fiona is expected to bring tropical storm conditions to the island on Thursday or early Friday. The Turkish and Caicos Islands: the raccoon winds are expected to continue on parts of the Turkish Islands and Caicos on Wednesday morning as the storm moves towards Bermuda. With an additional 1 to 3 inches of expected rain, floods can continue in the area. A tropical development system could turn in a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico in the mid -next week, the forecasters warned Wednesday. The system, now known as Invest 98L, was located near the Northeast Coast of South America on Wednesday. Most computer forecast models curve the system to the north to the Gulf of Mexico in the middle of next week. "This is the most significant threat to the US continent. We have had this hurricane season," said Accuweather chief meteorologist Jonathan Porter. Most computer models predict that the system will be a tropical storm for the weekend in the Caribbean. Then, the models show the strengthening of the system in a hurricane earlier next week. If it becomes a storm named, Hermine would be called. It does not seem that this system is a threat to the areas of the Northeast Caribbean, including Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, all of which have been more affected by Hurricane Fiona. - Doyle Rice, USA Today In the Dominican Republic, at least two people died after a 68 -year -old man was beaten by a fallen tree and an 18 -year -old girl hit by an electric post that fell. Fiona left more than 400,000 houses without energy, blocked roads and forced more than 1,550 people to government shelters. In the Turkish and Caicos Islands, officials imposed a curfew and urged people to leave flood -prone regions when Fiona approached Tuesday. The area saw a minimum damage and deaths were not reported. But the telecommunications in Grand Turk, the capital island of the Turks and Caicos, were seriously affected, and the archipelago saw a handful of fallen trees and electrical posts. Fiona is on the way to touching land in eastern Canada along the Atlantic coast, with new Scotland on its way this weekend, according to the environment and climate change in Canada. The government organization said it is expected that Fiona just south of Nueva Escotia on Friday night, passes through east of New Scotland on Saturday and arrives at the lower edge of Quebec and southeast Labrador on Sunday morning. Hurricane force winds and between approximately 4 and 8 inches of rain are possible. The highest water temperatures than usual in the North Atlantic this year could mean less weakening of the storm before it reaches Canada. In the past, the coldest waters have typically weakened hurricanes in tropical wind and rain storms before reaching the region, according to Accuweather. "Fiona will bring generalized power cuts due to strong winds, floods due to torrential rain and isolated storm and massive seas on the high seas and in the Gulf of St. Lawrence," said Accuweather meteorologist Brett Anderson. As Hurricane Fiona went through Puerto Rico this week, residents of the United States territory in the Caribbean did not have to look Covers of thousands of thousands of the houses, the structures that need repair still splash the island and the power cuts remain persistent. The deadliest natural disaster in Puerto Rico in 100 years, Hurricane Maria killed approximately 3,000 people and destroyed the electrical system. Although Fiona hit the storm of category 1, the damage that caused even before he hit, including the loss of energy and drinking water, served as a gloomy reminder of why, for many of the island's residents, Maria marked a different Before and after his lives. Read more here. - Amanda Pérez Pintado, Grace Hauck and Adrianna Rodríguez, USA today Contributing: The Associated Press; Grace Hauck and Chris Kenning, USA today Contact the News Now Christine Fernando reporter at cfernando@usatody or follow it on Twitter at @christinetfern. Gotopnews.com

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