Hurricane Fiona live updates: Puerto Rico in the dark as storm pummels island

Puerto Ricans across the archipelago are waking up to destruction and no electricity after the passage of a slow-moving Category 1 storm that dropped copious rain, triggering

catastrophic flooding and landslides. Hurricane Fiona is expected to strengthen as it leaves the U.S. territory and hurtles toward the Dominican Republic and its popular resort

city, Punta Cana. The tempest’s unexpectedly calamitous arrival came days before the fifth anniversary of one of the deadliest storms in U.S. history, Hurricane Maria,

which left Puerto Rico in the dark for months and killed more than 3,000 people. The federal government set aside billions for reconstruction, but the sluggish recovery has left

its communities vulnerable. Here’s what to know Luma Energy, the private consortium managing Puerto Rico’s electric transmission and distribution, said it has restored

power to 100,000 customers in the northern part of the big island. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue through the end of the week, causing concern for areas of central

and southern Puerto Rico where Fiona has already dropped up to 27 inches in some places. Fiona is expected to become a major hurricane as it swirls into the Atlantic by

Wednesday with winds of up to 90 mph. 8:10 AM: Pockets of power returning, energy company says Hours after Hurricane Fiona left Puerto Rico in a total blackout,

energy company Luma said Monday morning that it had started to restore electrical service in some areas near San Juan, including Toa Baja, Toa Alta, Bayamón and Corozal.

In a tweet, the private consortium said power had been restored to 100,000 homes. Luma has a total of 1.5 million customers around the island.