Some 1.3 million customers without power in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An estimated 1.3 million homes and businesses remain without power in Puerto Rico Tuesday morning after Hurricane Fiona slammed into the island on

Sunday, causing an island-wide power outage for its 3.3 million people. After hitting Puerto Rico, Hurricane Fiona slammed into the Dominican Republic and was currently

churning north toward the Turks and Caicos. The storm has killed at least three people. The center of Fiona was near Grand Turk Island, according to the U.S. National

Hurricane Center. The storm was packing winds of up to 115 miles per hour (185 kilometers per hour) and continued to cause heavy rainfall and life-threatening flash flooding in

the Dominican Republic. Fiona hit Puerto Rico five years after Hurricane Maria knocked out all power on the island in 2017. Poweroutages.com, which estimates

power outages based on data from utilities, said 1.267 million customers were still without service early Tuesday based on what it called the limited information available from

LUMA Energy, which operates Puerto Rico's power grid. Poweroutages.com said there were 1.468 million power customers in Puerto Rico. LUMA Energy said on Monday

that its crews have been assessing damage, performing critical repairs and working with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) and private generators to increase

generation and reenergize the electric grid. LUMA said on Monday that it restored power to more than 100,000 customers. LUMA has said "full restoration could take several

days."