Hurricane Fiona Flooding in Puerto Rico
Hurricane Fiona has already caused catastrophic flooding after making landfall along the extreme Southwestern Coast of Puerto Rico. The national hurricane center is forecasting 12-18 inches of rainfall with a local maximum of 30 inches across Eastern and Southern Puerto Rico as well as 4-8 inches with a local maximum of 12 inches along the northeast coast. The expected rainfalls could result in life threatening and catastrophic flash and urban flooding. All of Puerto Rico lost power early yesterday morning as the category 1 storm approached the islands. Officials have activated protocols to work on restoring power.