Relief efforts for Puerto Rico underway after island hit by Hurricane Fiona

ORLANDO, Fla. — Hurricane Fiona is moving away from the Caribbean after strengthening overnight to a major Category 3 storm.

Watch: Fiona becomes major Category 3 hurricane as it impacts Turks and Caicos Islands

Puerto Rico is struggling to recover. And for many, it’s deja vu.


Tuesday marks five years to the day that Hurricane Maria struck the island.

A large part of the island still doesn’t have power and it could be days before power is restored.

See: Hurricane Fiona: Photos, videos capture destruction in Puerto Rico

At the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs office in Orlando, they are mobilizing to help those affected by the catastrophic storm.

The storm caused widespread destruction and dumped up to 30 inches of rain.

Officials on the island said the flooding might be worse than Hurricane Maria.

Watch: Central Florida organizations begin collecting aid for Puerto Rico

Officials said two-thirds of the population are without running water.

The storm is blamed for at least three deaths in the Caribbean.

Watch more in the video above.

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