How much damage did Hurricane Fiona do to Puerto Rico? Videos, photos show destruction

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Hurricane Fiona pummeled Puerto Rico, destroying homes, flooding roads and leaving millions without power.

Fiona was a Category 1 storm when it made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sunday. It later went on to batter the Dominican Republic, and grew stronger while swiping the Turks and Caicos.

Fiona, now a Cat 4, is forecast to approach Bermuda late Thursday. So far, at least four people were killed during Fiona’s destructive journey through the Caribbean.

What type of damage did Fiona cause in Puerto Rico, where many were still recovering from Hurricane Maria, a Category 4 storm that struck the island in 2017?

Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi called the damage from Fiona “catastrophic.”

Here’s a look at the destruction:

Antonio Perez Miranda walks out of his house on Wednesday, Sept. 20, through the mud left by the river Rio de la Plata overflowing in the San Jose de Toa Baja caused by Hurricane Fiona that passed by Puerto Rico on Monday, Sept. 18, 2022.
Antonio Perez Miranda walks out of his house on Wednesday, Sept. 20, through the mud left by the river Rio de la Plata overflowing in the San Jose de Toa Baja caused by Hurricane Fiona that passed by Puerto Rico on Monday, Sept. 18, 2022.
Juan Antonio Molina drives his old jeep through a road flooded in Toa Alta by Hurricane Fiona that hit Puerto Rico.
Juan Antonio Molina drives his old jeep through a road flooded in Toa Alta by Hurricane Fiona that hit Puerto Rico.

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Samuel Santiago removes mud from the front of his house in the San Jose de Toa Baja neighborhood on Monday, Sept. 18, after Hurricane Fiona caused the river Rio de la Plata to overflow.
Samuel Santiago removes mud from the front of his house in the San Jose de Toa Baja neighborhood on Monday, Sept. 18, after Hurricane Fiona caused the river Rio de la Plata to overflow.
A wrecked car sits in the San Jose de Toa Baja neighborhood on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2022 after it was flooded when the river Rio de la Plata overflowed as Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico.
A wrecked car sits in the San Jose de Toa Baja neighborhood on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2022 after it was flooded when the river Rio de la Plata overflowed as Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico.
Sewing machines at Antonio Perez Miranda’s home were damaged when it was flooded with mud from the river Rio de la Plata in the San Jose de Toa Baja neighborhood.
Sewing machines at Antonio Perez Miranda’s home were damaged when it was flooded with mud from the river Rio de la Plata in the San Jose de Toa Baja neighborhood.
Samuel Santiago removes mud from the front of his house in the San Jose de Toa Baja neighborhood on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
Samuel Santiago removes mud from the front of his house in the San Jose de Toa Baja neighborhood on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.