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President Luis Abinader ordered early on Sunday that Monday, 19 September 2022 be a non-working day in the Dominican Republic. Schools and universities had already announced they would take two days off in prevention after it was announced that Hurricane Fiona would be affecting the country on Monday, 19 September 2022.
Eastern provinces are pummeled by intense rains and winds as Hurricane Fiona, Category 1, hugs the Dominican Republic bordering the eastern coastline. The COE reports that Fiona made landfall in eastern La Altagracia province at 3:30am on Monday, 19 September 2022. The storm is expected to leave via Samana at around 2pm today.
The Weather Office (Onamet) issued the statement: At 7am today, Hurricane Fiona was located near latitude 18.6 north and longitude 68.8 west, about 40 km west/northwest of Punta Cana and 30 km northeast of La Romana...