El devastador paso del hurricane Fiona por Puerto Rico

El paso del hurricane fiona por Puerto Rico

El Hurricane Fiona tocó tierra el domingo en la costa suroccidental de Puerto Rico, provocando aludes y un generalizado amagón, además de arrancar el asphalto de las carreteras y desperdigar escombros. It’s Monday el huracan tocó tierra en República Dominicana.

The meteorologists said that the storm would cause catastrophic inundations and “historic” precipitation levels, including 64 centimeters in isolated areas.

“Puerto Rico has been seriously azotado por el hurricane Fiona y se esperan más lluvia por toda la Isla. El Gobierno está completamente activo y respondiendo a todas las necessidades. Seguimos exhortando a la ciudadanía a permainan en su casa o en los refugios.”, escribió el gobernador Pedro Pierluisi on your Twitter account.

En la ciudad norteña de Caguas se reportó al menos un deslave de gran tamaño, en el que el agua pasaba a través de una losa de asphalto rota y caía a una barranca.

The storm also destroyed a bridge in Utuado, a locality in the mountains of the center of the island. The police indicated that the National Guard had installed the bridge after Hurricane Maria in 2017.

El vórtice de Fiona was located 85 kilometers east of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, and had maximum sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour, according to United States National Hurricane Center (NHC, por sus siglas en inglés). It moved northwest at 15 km/h (9 mph).

Fiona tocó tierra al cumplirse el 33er aniversario del Huracán Hugowhich impacted Puerto Rico as a category 3 storm.

Sunday photo of a group of people removing the remains of a fallen tree in a street after Hurricane Fiona in Yauco, Puerto Rico Sept. 18, 2022. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo
Sunday photo of a group of people removing the remains of a fallen tree in a street after Hurricane Fiona in Yauco, Puerto Rico Sept. 18, 2022. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

Las nubes del meteoro covered all the island and los vientos con fuerza de tormenta tropical se extendedían hasta a 220 kilometers del vórtice de Fiona.

The American president Joe Biden declared a state of emergency in Puerto Rico a medida que el ojo de la tormenta se acercaba al extremo suroccidental de la isla.

Luma, the company that operates the transmission and electrical distribution of the territory, said that the bad climate – which included winds of 128 km/h – had damaged the transmission lines, causing “un blackout in the whole island”.

“Las condiciones del tiempo actuales son extremamente peligrosas y están habilitando nuestra capacidad de evaluar la situación por completo”, said the company, and added that it would record several days of restoring electricity completely.

Los centros de salud estaban operando con generatores, y algunos de ellos se habian decompuesto. The Secretary of Health, Carlos Mellado, indicated that the service workers were working to repair generators in a cancer center.

Hurricane Fiona's devastating impact on Puerto Rico (Reuters)
Hurricane Fiona’s devastating impact on Puerto Rico (Reuters)

Fiona arrived just two days before the anniversary Huracán Maríaa deadly category 4 storm that hit the island on September 20, 2017, destroying its electrical infrastructure and killing 3,000 people.

Más de 3,000 viviendas aún tienen una lona que hace las veces de roofo, y la infrastructure sigue siendo débil.

“Yo creo que todos los los Puertorriqueños que vivimos María tenemos ese postraumatico estres de que va pasar, cuanto va durar y que necessidades podriamos pasar”, said Danny Hernández, que trabaja en la capital San Juan, pero tenía previsto passar la tormenta con sus padres y su familia en Mayagüez.

El ambiente era sombrío en el supermercado donde él y otras personas se aseguraban de tener todo lo necesario antes de que llegara la tormenta, según segúná.

“Cuando María, todos experimentamos hasta cierto punto escasez”, he recorded.

Las authorities reportaron el cierre de varias carreteras en la isla, ya que árboles caídos y pequeños deslaves impedían el acceso.

More than 780 people with about 80 mascots had come to albergues in all the islands for Saturday night.most of them in the south coast.

Debris covers the entrance to a house after Hurricane Fiona in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, September 19, 2022 (REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo)
Debris covers the entrance to a house after Hurricane Fiona in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, September 19, 2022 (REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo)

Puerto Rico’s electricity grid was devastated by the passage of hurricane María and is still fragile, so its reconstruction has only started recently. Practically a diario ocurren apagones.

In addition, Hurricane Fiona left 750,000 subscribers in Puerto Rico without water supply this Mondayin a total of 1.2 million, according to the president of the Authority of Aqueducts and Alcantarillados (AAA), Doriel Pagán.

“Todavía la majoja de los ríos están demasiado alto”, sostuvo Pagán en interview with radio WKAQ – 580 AM, indicating that the AAA has 112 filtration plants, but most of them are full of tomas de ríos.

El personnel de la agency está trabajando para restablecer el agua supply, pero deboto a las condiciones meteorológicas y el alto caudal de los ríos las labores son peligrosas.

In the majority of cases, the agency indicated that the plants are not operating for “obstruction in the toma de aguas crudas” or for “alta turbidez en las aguas crudas”.

Various rivers overflowed in different regions of the island due to Fiona’s rains, a category 1 hurricane hit the southern coast of Puerto Rico yesterday, near Punta Tocón.

Members of the National Guard of Puerto Rico rescue a woman trapped in her house after Hurricane Fiona in Salinas, Puerto Rico, September 19, 2022 (REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo)
Members of the National Guard of Puerto Rico rescue a woman trapped in her house after Hurricane Fiona in Salinas, Puerto Rico, September 19, 2022 (REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo)

El Servicio Nacional de Meteorología reported today that the rain totals in the eastern half of the island, especially in the eastern half, were between 40-63 centimeters.

In its latest bulletin, the NHC indicated that Fiona, the third hurricane of 2022 in the Atlantic, was located 10 miles (15 km) southeast of Samaná (Dominican Republic) and 205 miles (330 km) from Isla Gran Turco. , en el archipiélago de las islas Turcas y Caicos.

The system presented maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h (85 mph) and moved to the northwest at 8 mph (13 km/h).

According to the report at 11:00 local time (15:00 GMT), the meteorological phenomenon will turn north-northwest on Tuesday and north on Wednesday.

In the trajectory predicted by the NHC, based in Miami (Florida), the center of Fiona “will move over the southwestern Atlantic this afternoon and it is predicted that the center will pass around the east of the Turks and Caicos Islands” on Tuesday .

The experts predict an additional strengthening of Fiona during the next few days, después de que erja sobre el southweste del Atlántico, por lo que el ciclón puede convierte en un “huracán de category major” el Wednesday, es decir, de category 3, 4 o 5 en la escala de Saffir-Simpson, de un máximo de 5.

(With AP and EFE information)

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