Hurricane Fiona caused ‘catastrophic’ flooding and up to 30 inches of rain in some parts of Puerto Rico as the territory remains without power. Fiona hit just two days before the anniversary of Hurricane Maria, a devastating Category 4 storm that struck on Sept. 20, 2017, destroying the island’s power grid, and causing nearly 3,000 deaths.
At least two people have died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona caused flooding and landslides and took out the island’s entire electricity supply as residents in the Southwest parts of Puerto Rico still have not yet fully recovered from a string of strong earthquakes starting in late 2019 and early 2020 right before the COVID19 pandemic caused shutdowns across the world.
Please keep everyone in the path of the storm in your prayers as ICNA Relief continues to monitor the situation and is working closely with our national, regional, and local partners to best help the people of Puerto Rico in the coming days and weeks.
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