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Stunning photos show the damage left behind by Hurricane Fiona

Hurricane Fiona was moving slowly north on Tuesday, strengthening to a Category 3 storm as it approached the Turks and Caicos Islands, causing widespread 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 Comerío died after being swept away by a river behind his home, and a man in his 30s died after turning on his generator without realize. on fire while refueling.

Tipsters in the National Hurricane Center warned Tuesday that parts of Puerto Rico could see an additional 1 to 4 inches of rain when Fiona leaves. That’s on top of the 12 to 20 inches some areas have received, with some locations seeing up to 35 inches of rain.

San Juan businessman Juan Miguel González he told CNN He has seen more people lose their homes in Fiona than in Hurricane Maria in 2017, which caused more than 3,000 deaths.

“It’s amazing,” he said. “Maria was hard winds. But this one, with all the rain, just destroyed everything in the house.”

Emergency services are slowly working to restore public services on the island, where over 1.1 million people are powerless, and officials he told the Associated Press that 837,000 customers – two thirds of the island – are without water.

In the Dominican Republic, one death has been reported so far and more than 1 million people were left without running water on Monday afternoon.

Civil protection personnel and firefighters work this Monday to remove fallen trees from the highway that connects the provinces of María Trinidad Sánchez and Samaná, Dominican Republic, after the passage of Hurricane Fiona.

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

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The National Guard directs traffic on a highway affected by Hurricane Fiona 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 is seen after the hurricane in Salinas, Puerto Rico, on Monday.
A flooded street is seen after the hurricane in Salinas, Puerto Rico, on Monday.

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

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A vehicle submerges in Salinas, Puerto Rico, on Monday.
A vehicle submerges in Salinas, Puerto Rico, on Monday.

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

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A member of the Puerto Rico National Guard wades through the water Monday in search of people to be rescued from the flooded streets after the passage of the hurricane in Salinas, Puerto Rico.
A member of the Puerto Rico National Guard wades through the water Monday in search of people to be rescued from the flooded streets after the passage of the hurricane in Salinas, Puerto Rico.

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A woman stands outside her flooded home Monday in Salinas, Puerto Rico.
A woman stands outside her flooded home Monday in Salinas, Puerto Rico.

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

Ricardo Rojas via Reuters

A man stands amidst the rubble at the seashore on Monday in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
A man stands amidst the rubble at the seashore on Monday in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Ricardo Rojas via Reuters

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

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Debris litters the driveway of a home Monday in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.
Debris litters the driveway of a home Monday in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.

Ricardo Arduengo via Reuters

A flooded parking area is seen outside Roberto Clemente Stadium on Monday in Salinas, Puerto Rico.
A flooded parking area is seen outside Roberto Clemente Stadium on Monday in Salinas, Puerto Rico.

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Downed power lines lie on a road in Cayey, Puerto Rico, as the island woke up to a general power outage Monday.
Downed power lines lie on a road in Cayey, Puerto Rico, as the island woke up to a general power outage Monday.

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