Hurricane tracking: Fiona makes landfall

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Hurricane Fiona makes landfall in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Fiona made landfall Sunday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center. “Hurricane Fiona made landfall along the extreme southwest coast of Puerto Rico near Punta Tocon at 3:20 p.m. AST,” the NHC wrote. Fiona is located 10 miles west of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph and moving northwest at 9 kph. On Sunday morning, Hurricane Fiona upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane. The NHC said Fiona was now beginning to move west of Puerto Rico and heading towards the Dominican Republic. “On the forecast track, the center of Fiona will move near the northern coast of the Dominican Republic tonight and Monday, and near or east of the Turks and Caicos Islands on Tuesday,” the NHC said. Fiona should continue to get stronger over the next couple of days on her journey. See the latest intensity patterns here: As Hurricane Fiona continues to move, it is expected to bring heavy rain. “These rains will produce potentially life-threatening and catastrophic flash flooding and urban flooding in Puerto Rico and the eastern Dominican Republic, as well as landslides and landslides in areas of higher ground,” wrote the NHC. Puerto Rico lost power on Sunday following Hurricane Fiona. Dominican Republic coast from Cabo Caucedo to Cabo Frances Viejo A hurricane watch is in effect for: the northern coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Frances Viejo west to Puerto Plata A tropical storm warning is in effect for: US Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands North Coast of Dominican Republic from Cabo Frances Viejo west to Puerto Plata Turks and Caicos Southeast Bahamas including Acklins, Crooked Island, LongCay, Inaguas, Mayaguana and the Ragged Islands A tropical storm watch is in effect for: The southern coast of the Dominican Republic west of Cabo Caucedo to Barahona Turks and Caicos Islands Southeast Bahamas including the Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay , the Inaguas, Mayaguana and Ragged IslandsKNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUEDTune in to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates. another that can be picked up by the wind. Understand hurricane forecast models and cones. Prepare to cover all the windows in your home. If shutters have not been installed, use pre-cut plywood. Check the batteries and stock up on canned food, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicine. water: One gallon of water per person per dayCanned foods and soup, such as beans and chiliCan opener for cans without the easy-open lidsAssemble a first aid kitTwo weeks of prescription medicationBaby’s needs/ children, such as baby formula and diapersFlashlight and batteriesBattery operated weather radioWHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUEDListen to the advice of local authorities. If advised to evacuate, leave. Complete Preparedness Activities If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows. Watch out for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it passes. Stay indoors, in the center of your home, in a closet or windowless bathroom. HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP YOU DURING A HURRICANE A smartphone can be your best friend during a hurricane – with the right websites and apps, you can turn it into a powerful tool to guide you through the approach, arrival and aftermath of a storm. Download the WESH 2 News app for iOS | AndroidEnable emergency alerts – if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go to notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts. If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll right at the bottom and click “Settings”. In the settings menu, click on “Severe weather alerts”. From the menu, select from the most severe, moderate to severe, or all alerts. PET AND PET SAFETY Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them as well. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, can result in injury or death. Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they allow pets. if they could house your pet.

Hurricane Fiona made landfall Sunday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center.

“Hurricane Fiona made landfall along the extreme southwest coast of Puerto Rico near Punta Tocon at 3:20 p.m. AST,” the NHC wrote.

Fiona is located 10 miles west of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph and moving northwest at 9 mph.

On Sunday morning, Hurricane Fiona upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane.

The NHC said Fiona was now starting to move west from Puerto Rico and heading towards the Dominican Republic.

“On the forecast track, the center of Fiona will move near the northern coast of the Dominican Republic tonight and Monday, and near or east of the Turks and Caicos Islands on Tuesday,” the NHC said.

Fiona should continue to get stronger over the next couple of days on her journey.

See the latest Intensity models here:

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As Hurricane Fiona continues to move, it is expected to bring heavy rain.

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“These rains will produce potentially life-threatening and catastrophic flash flooding and urban flooding in Puerto Rico and the eastern Dominican Republic, as well as landslides and landslides in areas of higher ground,” wrote the NHC.

Puerto Rico lost power on Sunday following Hurricane Fiona.

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Here are computer models showing Fiona’s predicted movement:

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Below is a list of current watches and warnings:

A hurricane warning is in effect for:

  • Puerto Rico, including Vieques and Culebra
  • The coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Caucedo to Cabo Frances Viejo

A hurricane watch is in effect for:

  • North coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Frances Viejo west to Puerto Plata

A tropical storm warning is in effect for:

  • North coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Frances Viejo west to Puerto Plata
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • southeast Bahamas, including the Acklins, Crooked Island, Long
    Cay, the Inaguas, Mayaguana and the Ragged Islands

A tropical storm watch is in effect for:

  • South coast of the Dominican Republic west of Cabo Caucedo in Barahona
  • Southeast Bahamas including the Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, the Inaguas, Mayaguana and the Ragged Islands

KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WATCH IS ISSUED

  • Stay tuned to WESH 2 News, WESH.COM or NOAA Weather Radio for storm updates.
  • Be prepared to bring indoor garden furniture, outdoor decorations or ornaments, garbage cans, hanging plants and anything that can be blown away.
  • Understand hurricane forecast models and cones.
  • Prepare to cover all the windows in your home. If shutters have not been installed, use pre-cut plywood.
  • Check the batteries and stock up on canned goods, first aid supplies, drinking water and medicine.

The WESH 2 First Warning Weather Team recommends having these items ready before the storm hits.

  • Bottled water: One gallon of water per person per day
  • Preserves and soups, such as beans and chili
  • Can opener for cans without easy-open lids
  • Assemble a first aid kit
  • Two weeks of prescription medication
  • Baby/child needs, such as formula and diapers
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Battery operated weather radio

WHAT TO DO WHEN A HURRICANE WARNING IS ISSUED

  • Listen to the advice of local elected officials. If you are advised to evacuate, leave.
  • Complete preparation activities
  • If you are not advised to evacuate, stay indoors, away from windows.
  • Watch out for tornadoes. Tornadoes can occur during a hurricane and after it passes. Stay indoors, in the center of your home, in a windowless closet or bathroom.

HOW YOUR SMARTPHONE CAN HELP YOU DURING A HURRICANE

A smartphone can be your best friend during a hurricane. With the right websites and apps, you can make this a powerful tool to guide you through the approach, arrival and aftermath of a storm.

Download the WESH 2 News app to iOS | android

Turn on emergency alerts – if you have an iPhone, select settings, then go to notifications. From there, look for government alerts and enable emergency alerts.

If you have an Android phone, from the home page of the app, scroll right at the bottom and click “Settings”. In the settings menu, click on “Severe weather alerts”. From the menu, select from the most severe, moderate to severe, or all alerts.

PET AND PET SAFETY

Your pet should be part of your family plan. If you must evacuate, the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them as well. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe space for them, can result in injury or death.

  • Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to see if they allow pets.
  • Ask friends, relatives and others outside the affected area if they could house your pet.

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