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Puerto Rico Struggles with Aftermath of Hurricane Fiona

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Puerto Rico remains in chaos and devastation, two weeks after Hurricane Fiona, a Category 1 storm made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sunday, September 18, 2022. The storm caused an island-wide outage for its 3.3 million people, and dropped more than 30 inches of rain in some areas, causing flooding and mudslides that damaged roads and bridges into Puerto Rico's mountains. Many residents were left stranded in small towns without access to utilities, food or medical care 1.

While the US government is responding to the disaster, the response has been very slow and very little.

Updates as of October 5, 2022:

  • An estimated 109,000 homes and businesses were still without power

How can you help?


Puerto Rico Hurricane Fiona - FEMA
Information about how to get help for individuals and families after a disaster.

American Red Cross

Live Updates

To get live updates follow David Begnaud on facebook. He is a CBS News correspondent and was there before Hurricane Fiona hit, and his reporting after the storm prompted action. He is my hero, if you ask me.


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Did You Know?

The Cuatro is the national instrument of Puerto Rico.