Hurricane “Fiona” left 16 fatalities in Puerto Rico, 528 000 customers remain without power

Hurricane “Fiona” left 16 fatalities in Puerto Rico, 528 000 customers remain without power

The number of fatalities caused by Hurricane “Fiona” in Puerto Rico rose to 16 on September 26, the Government of Puerto Rico reports. The entire island (population 3.1 million) was without power after landfall on September 18. The number of customers without power was at 746 000 on September 26, and at 528 000 early on September 27.

Hurricane “Fiona” makes landfall in Puerto Rico, causing widespread flooding and massive power outages

Hurricane “Fiona” makes landfall in Puerto Rico, causing widespread flooding and massive power outages

Category 1 Hurricane “Fiona” made landfall along the extreme southwestern coast of Puerto Rico near Punta Tocon at 19:20 UTC on September 18, 2022, with maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h (85 mph) and minimum central pressure of 986 hPa. This is the first hurricane to make landfall in Puerto Rico since Hurricane “Maria” in 2017.

Massive fireball over Puerto Rico

Massive fireball over Puerto Rico

An asteroid up to 5 m (16.4 feet) in diameter exploded over Puerto Rico at 03:28 UTC on July 28, 2022, creating a spectacular display seen across the entire island.

Long-lasting fireball over Puerto Rico

Long-lasting fireball over Puerto Rico

A large meteor entered the atmosphere over the Caribbean Sea at around 08:55 UTC (04:55 LT) on July 16, 2021, and was visible for 27 seconds. The object had a turquoise green color, suggesting it contained magnesium and copper. Eddie Irizarry, vice president of the…

Bright fireball explodes over Puerto Rico

Bright fireball explodes over Puerto Rico

A brilliant fireball exploded over the night sky in Puerto Rico around 07:45 UTC (03:45 LT) on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The trajectory suggests that it moved over the Mona channel towards Desecheo, according to the Society of Astronomy of the Caribbean (SAC)….

Three fireballs streak across Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Three fireballs streak across Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

Three fireballs streaked across Cabo Rojo in Puerto Rico on June 16, 2020, between 04:40 and 06:08 UTC (00:40 and 02:08 LT). The objects were recorded within a 90-minute period, facing slightly northwestern. Earlier this year, a bright daylight fireball was…