US President declares emergency in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Fiona

Storm Fiona In Puerto Rico: US President Joe Biden has declared an emergency for Puerto Rico on Sunday. This announcement has been made due to Tropical Hurricane Fiona that hit Puerto Rico. The White House said in a statement that the emergency declaration authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate disaster relief efforts and provide emergency protective measures. 

Fiona turning into a cyclone 

This storm has started in Puerto Rico on Sunday morning. Fiona is turning into a big cyclonic storm. Torrential rain is expected in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The US Virgin Islands and the northern coast of the Dominican Republic are under surveillance from Cabo Frances Viejo west to Puerto Plata. Both regions, along with the British Virgin Islands, are under tropical storm warnings.

forecast of severe floods and landslides

More rain is expected in Puerto Rico, which is estimated to average 12 to 16 inches. Due to the storm, tides (waves) can increase from 1 to 3 feet along the southern coast of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Where onshore winds will be strongest. The forecast said these rains could cause dangerous flooding in Puerto Rico and the eastern Dominican Republic, as well as landslides in high areas. 

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