All flights scheduled for this Sunday from Puerto Rico airports, including the international Luis Muñoz Marín, were canceled due to Hurricane Fiona, according to authorities.

“We urge our passengers that, even if they have not received notification from their airline, for security reasons, they do not travel to the airport,” the company Aerostar, the private operator of the main airport facility in Puerto Rico, said on Twitter.

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Since yesterday, there have been some flight cancellations at the different airports on the island.

All seaports in Puerto Rico have also been closed since yesterday, with maritime operations halted until further notice.

The Coast Guard issued the “Zulu” alert, which prohibits any movement of vessels in, out of, and between Puerto Rico.

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There are also on this day fourteen roads totally or partially closed due to falling trees or landslides, according to the governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi.

The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported in its latest bulletin today that Tropical Storm Fiona had become the third hurricane of the Atlantic season as it approaches the island of Puerto Rico.

Fiona is a category 1 hurricane, out of a total of 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, with maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour (80 miles).

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Torrential rains, mudslides, storm surge and rip currents are expected, so the governor declared a state of emergency state.

Pierluisi also asked Washington yesterday to declare a federal state of emergency, something that was approved this Sunday by the president of the United States, Joe Biden.

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