3 December, 2022

Hurricane Fiona, category 4 approaches Bermuda Island after crossing Puerto Rico, Dominican and Guadeloupe

Fiona has the second highest category (4) on the Saffir-Simpson scale. According to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC), The cyclone advances with maximum sustained winds of 215 km/h and higher gusts.

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

Bermuda – The local Weather Service forecast that the center of Fiona will pass more than 180 miles west of the British mainland on Friday morning. But, With a storm of that strength and size, residents don't want to take chances..

Fiona has the second highest category (4) on the Saffir-Simpson scale. According to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC), The cyclone advances with maximum sustained winds of 215 km/h and higher gusts.

The range of hurricane-force winds extends up to 110 km from the eye of the storm; and that of tropical storm force winds up to 335 km, indicated the NHC in its latest bulletin.

Puerto Rico, Dominican and Guadeloupe

Fiona killed four people in Puerto Rico earlier this week, according to US media. While one death was reported in the French overseas department of Guadeloupe and two in the Dominican Republic..

In Puerto Rico, Fiona knocked down trees, power lines and bridges, and its downpours caused heavy flooding and landslides.

Four days after the hurricane passed through the island, almost a million homes are still without power, and some 437.000 homes lack drinking water.

in the Dominican Republic, President Luis Abinader declared three eastern provinces as disaster zones.

More to the north, in Bermuda, residents continue to keep a close eye on Fiona in case the storm veers further east in the next few hours, but they are calm.