As a category 4 storm, Hurricane Fiona is advancing towards Bermuda after wreaking havoc in the Caribbean

The British archipelago of Bermuda, with a population of about 64,000 people, is preparing for the arrival of strong hurricane “Fiona” late Thursday; It has winds of 215 km/h, according to the Miami-based National Hurricane Center.

The hurricane wreaked havoc in the Caribbean, especially in Puerto Rico, where it left great damage and cut off water and electricity for the vast majority of the population.

In Washington, the State Department asked Americans wishing to travel to and from Bermuda to reconsider their decision to travel to the archipelago and expedite their departure.

“US citizens in Bermuda who wish to leave the island should do so now before Hurricane Fiona arrives,” the department said. And the National Hurricane Center in the United States said – on Wednesday – that the hurricane is currently located 1,215 km southwest of Bermuda.

Fiona strengthened Wednesday night to become a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, which has five ascending categories. The wind speed associated with the hurricane is 215 kilometers per hour.

The hurricane continues to move away from the Turks and Caicos Islands, which it hit on Tuesday. In addition to the severe material damage it caused in the Caribbean, the hurricane left 4 dead in Puerto Rico, two in the Dominican Republic and one in Guadalupe.

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