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Hurricane Fiona-2022 – Puerto Rico & Dominican Republic

Hurricane FIONA-22
Logistics Quick Flash: 20/09/2022
1430 EST

Hurricane Fiona-22 most significantly made landfall with Puerto Rico & Dominican Republic during 18-19 September. Wind strength made this a strong Category 3 hurricane with predicted extensive flooding & infrastructure damage. Electricity outages were widespread reported on Puerto Rico and 80% of the island is still reported to have outages.

The storm also impacted Dominican Republic and is today passing Turks & Caicos & then Bermuda.

POTUS USA has already declared an emergency on Puerto Rico allowing USFEMA and other response agencies to be able to respond as required in the storm aftermath.

Logistics Access to Impacted Communities

Ports & airports on Puerto Rico were closed during the storm passing. The main international airport at San Juan (SJU) was initially closed for the storm passing but re-opened yesterday (Monday) with flights resuming from US airports such as Miami, Memphis , Orlando etc. The island is well served by narrow body aircrafts however significant cargo carriage capacity is limited to freighter services out of MIA and other integrators services from MEM and SDF.

Airports in Dominican Republic were also closed, including Santa Domingo (SDQ) and Punta Cana (PUJ). The airports re-opened on Monday with international flights from Madrid, New York, Panama and intra-Caribbean all showing in flight radar as of today (Tuesday)

The storm next threatens Turks & Caicos with the main airport at Providenciales (PLS) currently being closed to all air traffic. The airport usually has connections from Miami and also inter-Caribbean with smaller turboprop aircraft.

Bermuda is also in the storm track in the coming days. The main airport at Bermuda (BDA) is currently open with flight arrivals from US cities New York, Boston, Philadelphia also showing as arrived status today. It is probable that the airport will also need to close.

Air charter solutions to destinations above are available out of Miami or East Coast US gateways, in the event of larger quantities of aid needing to reach into country faster.