Before and after pictures show the damage from Cyclone Fiona
Before and after pictures show the damage from Cyclone Fiona

Before and after pictures show the damage from Cyclone Fiona

Dramatic before-and-after photos taken in Puerto Rico show the devastation left behind after deadly Hurricane Fiona lashed the island with high winds and torrential rains this week.

At least eight people are reported dead across the Caribbean as Hurricane Fiona battered the region, making landfall twice in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic before moving closer to the Turks and Caicos Islands. headed for Bermuda.

In addition, Hurricane Fiona overwhelmed Puerto Rico’s power supply and left the island’s more than 1.4 million electricity customers in the dark.

As of Thursday, most of Puerto Rico remained without power.

FOX Weather reporter Nicole Valdes, who has been in Puerto Rico since Tuesday, said 80% of the island — more than 1 million customers — were still without power Thursday as the heat scorched the region.

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The lack of electricity makes it difficult for residents to find gas pumps and buy fuel for their generators, according to Valdes.

On top of the power outage, Valdes said about 600,000 customers were without water Wednesday.

“Resources are slowly starting to wear thin,” Valdes said. “People who have stored water or maybe have water tanks, that’s only going to last for the next few days.”

Puerto Rico was not the only Caribbean island to feel the effects of Hurricane Fiona.

Arecibo before the storm on January 18, 2022.
Arecibo before the storm on January 18, 2022.
Photo by MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

The Dominican Republic took a direct hit from the deadly hurricane hours after it made its first landfall on the southwest coast of Puerto Rico.

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Hurricane Fiona was slightly stronger when it hit the Dominican Republic but was still a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 90 mph.

Footage posted on social media shows strong winds hitting the resort of Punta Cana.

Satellite image of houses and buildings in Aguilit, Puerto Rico on July 12, 2022.

Satellite image of houses and buildings in Aguilit, Puerto Rico on July 12, 2022.


The aftermath of Hurricane Fiona in Aguilit.

The aftermath of Hurricane Fiona in Aguilit.


Several flights, including a JetBlue flight from Punta Cana to New York City, flew directly into the eye of Hurricane Fiona.

However, JetBlue stressed that meteorologists and other airline officials always have passenger safety as their top priority and would not have gone through the storm if it was not safe.

In fact, JetBlue said several more flights had to be canceled because the conditions were unsafe for the planes.

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After battering Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, Hurricane Fiona is eyeing the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Video from the island of Providenciales showed the outer lines of Fiona’s hurricane-force winds battering the island’s beaches.

Late Tuesday morning, Turks and Caicos Vice Governors reported island-wide power outages in Grand Turk, Salt Cay, South Caicos and North/Middle Caicos.

Hurricane Fiona is currently on a track that is expected to bring a monster storm to Bermuda.

A Hurricane Warning has been issued for Bermuda ahead of the storm’s arrival.

Another amazing video was posted on Twitter showing the severity of the blackout across the island of Puerto Rico.

The image shows the bright lights from the island’s towns before the arrival of Cyclone Fiona, and then much of the island in darkness after the deadly storm.

Source : nypost.com