In Puerto Rico: Fiona Flooding Rivals Maria

September 18, 2022

New York Times:

Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sunday afternoon after knocking out power to all of Puerto Rico, its governor said, as forecasters warned that the storm could bring as much as two feet of rain and cause life-threatening floods and landslides.

Nearly 1.5 million customers were without electricity on Sunday afternoon, according to poweroutage.us, which tracks power interruptions.

Because of the hurricane, the power grid was out of service, the governor, Pedro Pierluisi, said on Twitter. “Protocols have been activated based on established plans to address this situation,” he said.

The collapse of the electrical grid came five years after Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico and knocked out the island’s power. Since then, unreliable electricity has been a mainstay of life on the island, leading to a slow recovery and widespread protests by frustrated residents.

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One Response to “In Puerto Rico: Fiona Flooding Rivals Maria”

  1. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    Somehow I think Dark Brandon is going to do more about Puerto Rico than just toss out paper towels.


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