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A house is submerged in floodwaters caused by Hurricane Fiona in Cayey, Puerto Rico, on Sunday.

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A house is submerged in floodwaters caused by Hurricane Fiona in Cayey, Puerto Rico, on Sunday.

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Hurricane Fiona hit the coast of the Dominican Republic on Monday morning, after causing flash floods, landslides and island-wide power outages in Puerto Rico.

As of Monday morning, the Category 1 storm was 35 miles southeast of Samaná, a coastal town in the northeast of the Dominican Republic, according to the National Hurricane Center. It has maximum sustained winds of 90 mph and is moving northwest at 8 mph. The storm is forecast to move near or east of the Turks and Caicos Islands on Tuesday.

In Puerto Rico, the extent of the damage remains unclear as the island continues to experience heavy rainfall and massive flooding. But island officials said several roads, bridges and other infrastructure were damaged or washed away as a result of the downpour.

Much of the island remains without electricity, as reported by utility companies tracked by PowerOutage.us.

The island’s power crews were able to restore power to about 100,000 customers living in the northeast near the capital San Juan, Luma Energy, the island’s private electricity provider, wrote on Facebook.

During a press conference on Sunday night, Governor Pedro Pierluisi said he could not give an estimate of when the power could be fully operational. However, he added that restoring the grid was only “a matter of days” rather than months – referring to restoring power following Hurricane Maria in 2017.

Hurricane Fiona made landfall two days before the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s landfall in Puerto Rico, a Category 4 hurricane that killed about 3,000 people and nearly destroyed the island’s electrical system.

President Biden has approved declared an emergency for Puerto Rico on Sunday, authorizing the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate disaster relief efforts.

Adrian Florida contributed reporting.

A worker cuts a power pole that was knocked down by Hurricane Fiona as it blocked a road in Cayey, Puerto Rico, Sunday.

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A worker cuts a power pole that was knocked down by Hurricane Fiona as it blocked a road in Cayey, Puerto Rico, Sunday.

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The home of Nelson Cirino stands with its roof ripped off by the winds of Hurricane Fiona in Loiza, Puerto Rico, Sunday.

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A road is blocked by a landslide caused by Hurricane Fiona in Cayey, Puerto Rico.

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A road is blocked by a landslide caused by Hurricane Fiona in Cayey, Puerto Rico.

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A Loiza worker urges residents to evacuate due to impending flooding caused by the rain of Hurricane Fiona, in Loiza, Puerto Rico.

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A flooded road is seen as Hurricane Fiona passes in Villa Blanca, Puerto Rico.

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A flooded road is seen as Hurricane Fiona passes in Villa Blanca, Puerto Rico.

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A man stands near a flooded road as Hurricane Fiona passes in Villa Blanca, Puerto Rico.

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People clear debris from a road after a landslide caused by Hurricane Fiona in Cayey, Puerto Rico.

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A river flooded by Hurricane Fiona flows through Cayey, Puerto Rico.

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A flooded street from Hurricane Fiona in Cayey, Puerto Rico.

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