Typhoon Fiona Fiona grew stronger on Tuesday as it crossed Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, packing up to 30 storms.

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Uncontrolled floods, landslides and erosion occur. The storm reached the Turks and Caicos Islands as a Category 3 storm,

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About 40,000 people were blown to British territory by the most extreme wind speeds of 115 miles per hour.

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Government authorities issued curfews and encouraged people to flee flood-prone areas after the archipelago was hit by 5 to 8 feet of storm surge.

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About 80% of Puerto Rico was without power on Tuesday, after the storm shut down all of the island's electrical infrastructure for more than 24 hours.

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Water administration officials said more than 837,000 people - two-thirds of the island's total - had their water shut off.

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Governor Pedro Pierluisi and power distribution company LUMA Energy both said a "large part" of the island would have electricity back by Wednesday, newspaper El Nuevo Día reported.

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The Chief Representative likewise referred to a significant disaster statement which, if accepted, would free up federal funds for public and private aid.

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