SAN JUAN, septiembre 21.- Fiona is already a hurricane of category 4 and continues its catastrophic path towards the north this Wednesday, leaving behind communities affected by disasters in Puerto Rico, Islas Turcas y Caicos and the Dominican Republic that now must start working hacia la recovery
Fiona’s sustained winds reached 210 kilometers per hour with gusts reaching 250 kilometers per hour, the National Hurricane Center said early Wednesday, and is still expected to strengthen as it moves away from the Turks and Caicos Islands. se abre camino a las Bermudas al final de la semana.
Después de tocar tierra en Puerto Rico el domingo, la storma arrasó la isla y luego se estreló against la República Dominicana, causando devastaciones devastaciones y dejando in su paso daños críticos en la infrastructure de agua y energía. The majority of people on the road to the storm were left without electricity or water immediately afterward.
Islas Turcas y Caicos was under a hurricane warning and residents were urged to evacuate while sustained winds of nearly 200 kilometers per hour, including higher gusts, were blowing the islands, according to the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies of the British Territory. It is hoped that the conditions will improve as the storm advances toward the north.
Varias partes de Turcas y Caicos experimentaron cortes de energía en toda la isla, includios la Gran Turca, Caicos Sur, Salt Cay, Caicos Norte y Caicos Central, según la vicegovernadora Anya Williams.
The Department of Emergency Management warned that cyclonic storms could cause water levels to rise between 1.5 and 2.4 meters above normal tide levels. También advirtió a los bañistas that the impact of Fiona could generate conditions of waves and rip currents that threaten life, according to reporta la CNN.
Williams said that no deaths or serious injuries had been reported in the Turks and Caicos Islands until Tuesday night, but at least five deaths had been reported in other parts of the Caribbean.
Two people have died in the Dominican Republic, according to the center of emergency operations of the territory: Aurielys Esther Jiménez, 18 years old, was struck by the fall of a light post while driving a motorcycle, and a man died by a tree knocked down by fuertes vientos.
Se informó que una persona murió en la isla francesa de Guadalupe, aunque las authoridades no porcarionaron más details. In Puerto Rico, at least two people have died, including Gilberto Ayala Aponte, 58 years old, who was dragged by a flooded river, and José Cruz Román, 70 years old, who died in a fire while trying to fill his generator, he said. Governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi.
Se espera que el huracan continúe hacia el norte hasta el miercoles, luego probably gire hacia el noreste y comience acercarse a las Bermudas, dijo el Centro Nacional de Huracanes.
El Servicio Meteorológico de las Bermudas has issued a tropical storm alert before approaching the hurricane. It is forecast that the center of Fiona will pass between 240 and 320 kilometers west of Bermuda. The United States issued an aviso urging the citizens of the United States to reconsider traveling to Bermuda due to the potential impact of the storm.