Hurricane Fiona leaves destruction in Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic

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Hurricane Fiona continued on its raging path of destruction on Monday, leaving hundreds without power and water in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

The storm knocked 59 aqueducts out of service in the Dominican Republic, leaving over one million people without running water, reports CNN. Over 50 homes have been reported damaged, and over 500 people are currently in emergency shelters. The storm's 90mph winds have also caused mudslides that damaged highways and resorts in the area. The destruction has raised concerns about the Dominican Republic's tourism industry, especially as it recovers from the pandemic, The New York Times writes. There are currently no reported casualties. Just under a thousand people have been evacuated from the area.

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