Fiona dumps more rain on Puerto Rico; troops save hundreds

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Fiona is dumping more rain on Puerto Rico. The flooding came a day after a storm knocked out power and water to most of the island. The soldiers of the National Guard rescued hundreds of people who were trapped in the curtain. The governor warned that it could take several days to restore power. Fiona’s blow was all the more devastating because Puerto Rico has yet to recover from Hurricane Maria, which killed nearly 3,000 people and knocked out the power grid in 2017. Five years later, more than 3,000 homes on the island are still covered in blue tarps.

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