Hurricane Fiona slams Dominican Republic as Puerto Rico reeling

The Dominican Republic is being battered by strong winds and heavy rainfall as Puerto Rico copes with ‘catastrophic’ damage from Hurricane Fiona.

Residents of Puerto Rico are still in the dark as rain continues to fall, and some roads are blocked due to downed trees and mudslides.

President Joe Biden has declared a state of emergency for the US territory.

The effects of the hurricane are also being felt in the Dominican Republic, where 380mm (15 inches) of rain is expected.

Al Jazeera’s @Patty Culhane has the latest.

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