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Powerful tropical storm Fiona, Nan Madol devastating Puerto Rico and Japan simultaneously

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Meteorologists warn that global warming is making tropical cyclones more intense. In addition, warm air can hold more moisture, making storms stronger and rains heavier.

Hurricane Fiona struck the US-controlled island of Puerto Rico on Sunday, hitting the flanks of a powerful storm. As a result, the island’s fragile power grid collapsed, plunging it into complete darkness just as it was raining nearly 18 inches.

Since then, more than 1,000 people have needed help storm on sundayand floods from the sea, swollen by storm surges, and rivers and streams overloaded by rainfall devastated the island.

In some places, over 30 inches (76 cm) of rain fell in just a few hours.Fiona’s Eye passed just west of the island, but almost all of that thunderstorm “Dragged” behindto the east of the eye, meaning that it bore the brunt of the storm that hit Puerto Rico from the south.
Puerto Rico’s already vulnerable grid was hit by Hurricane Maria (a Category 5 hurricane) in 2017 when Hurricane Maria, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, passed directly through the island. was completely destroyed by 3,000+ Killed alone in Puerto Rico by Maria. Efforts to rebuild Ham-fisted and inadequateleaving the island vulnerable to Fiona-like storms, which are relatively weak Category 1 storms.
On Monday, 1.3 million Puerto Ricans remained without power.authorities did not report There have been no fatalities yet, but Governor Pedro Pierluigi described the damage as “devastating”.

“Unprecedented amounts of water are accumulating in many areas that have never experienced flooding before. In fact, in many areas it was greater than what we saw during Hurricane Maria,” he said. Told.

Typhoon Nanmaduru hits southern Japan

While Puerto Rico was ravaged by Hurricane Fiona, 8,800 miles away in southern Japan, the island of Kyushu braced for the next threat. Effects of “super typhoon” Nan Madol.
The powerful storm was comparable in strength to a Category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean, with maximum sustained wind speeds of 150 miles per hour. The wall of the eye, where the strongest storms lie, Attack the port town of Kagoshima. It was the fourth typhoon ever to hit Japan.

Like Puerto Rico, Kyushu was hit with rain before the storm made landfall, with nearly 20 inches of rain within 24 hours. When it landed on Sunday night, 9 million people were evacuated from their homes, 200,000 of them without power.

Residents of Kyushu, a mountainous region like Puerto Rico, had been warned that landslides were likely to occur amid heavy rains and floods. To make matters worse, the landing came just hours after nearby Taiwan was devastated by a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake. Activation of tsunami warning across the region.
2 or more Killed by a storm in Japan.



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