Puerto Rico reels from Fiona, with 1.3M without power amid deluge, flash floods

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Puerto Rico reels from Fiona, with 1.3M without power amid deluge, flash floods

From NBC News by Nicole Acevedo and Marlene Lenthang

Puerto Rico remains under tropical storm warning after Hurricane Fiona dumped more than 2 feet of rain over the weekend.

More floods and landslides are expected Monday as intense rains are expected to continue until the end of day Tuesday.

President Joe Biden declared a federal emergency on the island Sunday, allowing FEMA to step in with emergency response resources.

Most of the nearly 1.5 million power customers in Puerto Rico remain without electricity. As of late Monday morning, about 100,000 customers have had their electricity restored, according to Luma Energy, the company in charge of power transmission and distribution in Puerto Rico.

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