Stunning photos show damage left in Hurricane Fiona’s Wake

Hurricane Fiona slowly ripped north on Tuesday and became a Category 3 storm as it approached the Turks and Caicos Islands after causing extensive damage in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

At least two people have died in Puerto Rico as a direct result of the storm: a 58-year-old man in Comerio died after being swept by a river behind his home, and a man in his thirties died after accidentally turning on his generator. lit on fire while refueling.

Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center warned on Tuesday that parts of Puerto Rico could see 1 to 4 inches of rain if Fiona leaves. That’s on top of the 12 to 20 inches that some areas have received, with some places seeing as much as 35 inches of rain.

San Juan owner Juan Miguel Gonzalez told CNN he saw more people lose their homes in 2017 in Fiona than in Hurricane Maria, which killed more than 3,000.

“It’s unbelievable,” he said. “Mary had a strong wind. But this one, with all that rain, has destroyed everything in the house.”

Emergency services are slowly working to restore utilities on the island, where more than 1.1 million people are without power, and officials told The Associated Press that 837,000 customers — two-thirds of the island — are without water.

One death has been reported so far in the Dominican Republic and more than 1 million people were without running water on Monday afternoon.

Civil defense personnel and firefighters work Monday to remove fallen trees from the highway connecting the provinces of Maria Trinidad Sanchez and Samana, Dominican Republic, after Hurricane Fiona passed.

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Mud covers the floor of a house flooded Tuesday in Cayey, Puerto Rico.
Mud covers the floor of a house flooded Tuesday in Cayey, Puerto Rico.

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The National Guard is directing traffic on a Hurricane Fiona-hit road in Cayey, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday.
The National Guard is directing traffic on a Hurricane Fiona-hit road in Cayey, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday.

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A man walks through a flooded street in the Juana Matos neighborhood of Catano, Puerto Rico, on Monday.
A man walks through a flooded street in the Juana Matos neighborhood of Catano, Puerto Rico, on Monday.
A flooded street can be seen Monday after the hurricane passed in Puerto Rico's Salinas.
A flooded street can be seen Monday after the hurricane passed in Puerto Rico’s Salinas.

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A man looks at a flooded road in Salinas, Puerto Rico on Monday.
A man looks at a flooded road in Salinas, Puerto Rico on Monday.

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A vehicle was submerged Monday in Salinas, Puerto Rico.
A vehicle was submerged Monday in Salinas, Puerto Rico.

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View of a park in Samana, Dominican Republic, on Monday.
View of a park in Samana, Dominican Republic, on Monday.

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A member of Puerto Rico's National Guard wades through the water Monday in search of people to be rescued from flooded streets in the wake of the hurricane in Puerto Rico's Salinas.
A member of Puerto Rico’s National Guard wades through the water Monday in search of people to be rescued from flooded streets in the wake of the hurricane in Puerto Rico’s Salinas.

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A woman stands in front of her flooded house in Salinas, Puerto Rico on Monday.
A woman stands in front of her flooded house in Salinas, Puerto Rico on Monday.

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A look at destroyed buildings in the wake of Hurricane Fiona in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on Monday.
A look at destroyed buildings in the wake of Hurricane Fiona in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on Monday.

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A man stands Monday among rubble on the coast in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
A man stands Monday among rubble on the coast in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

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A boat is washed up on the shore in Ponce, Puerto Rico on Monday.
A boat is washed up on the shore in Ponce, Puerto Rico on Monday.

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Debris covers the entrance to a house in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico on Monday.
Debris covers the entrance to a house in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico on Monday.

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A parking lot was flooded outside the Roberto Clemente stadium in Salinas, Puerto Rico, on Monday.
A parking lot was flooded outside the Roberto Clemente stadium in Salinas, Puerto Rico, on Monday.

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Power lines lie downed on a road in Cayey, Puerto Rico when the island was awakened Monday by a general power outage.
Power lines lie downed on a road in Cayey, Puerto Rico when the island was awakened Monday by a general power outage.

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