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CNN meteorologist Chad Myers has the latest on Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sunday.

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Surveillance footage captured the moment a gymnasium collapsed following a 6.9-magnitude earthquake in southeastern Taiwan. CNN’s Will Ripley reports.

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Depositors held up at least five separate banks around Lebanon in an attempt to retrieve savings frozen in the banking system, a Lebanese army official told CNN.

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Queen Elizabeth II’s eight grandchildren held a vigil at her lying in state as the royal family prepares to bid farewell to the late monarch at her state funeral.

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Left to right: Zara Tindall, Lady Louise, Princess Beatrice, Prince William, the prince of Wales, Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie, Viscount James Severn and Peter Phillips attend the vigil of the Queen's grandchildren around the coffin, as it lies in state on the catafalque in Westminster Hall, at the Palace of Westminster, London, Saturday,  Sept. 17, 2022, ahead of her funeral on Monday. (Aaron Chown/Pool Photo via AP)

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Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra, is running in Nigeria’s presidential race. He discusses his objectives for the country with CNN’s Zain Asher.

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King Charles III and Prince William, the Prince of Wales, greeted people in line to see Queen Elizabeth II lying in state.

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Britain's King Charles greets people queueing to pay their respects to Britain's Queen Elizabeth following her death, in London, Britain, September 17, 2022.

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People in India are calling on Britain to return the Koh-i-Noor diamond, a 105-carat jewel on the Queen Mother’s crown, after Queen Elizabeth’s death. CNN reporter Vedika Sud has more.

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 19:  The Crown Of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1937) Made Of Platinum And Containing The Famous Koh-i-noor Diamond Along With Other Gems.  (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

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President Vladimir Putin addressed China’s questions and concerns about the war in Ukraine during a regional summit on Thursday. This is the first time Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping have met since Russia’s invasion over six months ago. CNN’s Ivan Watson reports.

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Ukraine’s Defense Ministry says at least 440 unmarked graves were found in the city of Izium in recent days. The country’s officials say some of the bodies found showed signs of torture. CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh has more.

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Hurricane Fiona is pounding the Dominican Republic as it keeps thrashing Puerto Rico – nearly wiping out the island’s power and inflicting dangerous flooding.

Fiona made landfall Monday morning in the Dominican Republic after crossing onto land a day earlier in southwestern Puerto Rico.

But it’s still not done pummeling Puerto Rico, which remains almost entirely under flash flood or flood warnings nearly five years to the day after Hurricane Maria devastated the US territory.

One area north of the city of Ponce reported over 2 feet of rain in the last 24 hours. And southern Puerto Rico can expect another 4 to 6 inches of rain or more early this week – meaning Fiona will leave the island deluged with 12 to 30 inches of rain, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said.

“These rainfall amounts will continue to produce life-threatening and catastrophic flooding along with mudslides and landslides across Puerto Rico,” the hurricane center said.

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Fiona has already turned deadly in the Caribbean. At least one death was reported in the heavily-damaged city of Basse-Terre, the capitol of the French territory of Guadeloupe, the vice president of the territory’s environmental agency said.

And Fiona could become a major hurricane by Wednesday, with winds reaching 111 mph. That would make Fiona the first major hurricane of the year in the Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center said.

More than 1.4 million Puerto Rico power customers – such as homes and businesses – have lost electricity, officials said. The entire island was in the dark early Monday, PowerOutage.us reported.

And it could be days before power is restored, the main power utility in Puerto Rico said Sunday, as daily high temperatures after Monday are forecast to reach the mid-80s to 90s.

Several transmission line outages contributing to the blackout, LUMA Energy said. Power will be restored “gradually,” Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi said in a Facebook post.

Hurricane evacuees take refuge at a public school in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.

By late Monday morning, a bit of good news from island’s capital: The power system came back up for hospitals in San Juan’s medical complex, Puerto Rico Health Secretary Dr. Carlos Mellado López said. The complex is the island’s most important and stretches across 227 acres, according to the Health Administration of Puerto Rico.

“The power system at all the hospitals in the Medical Center Complex has been restored,” Mellado tweeted Sunday night. “Our patients are safe and receiving the medical care they need.”

The hurricane slammed the community of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic, early Monday, whipping maximum sustained winds of 90 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.

Fiona could intensify as it moves across the Atlantic Ocean.

Eastern parts of the Dominican Republic could also see flooding, mudslides or landslides, the hurricane center said. Fiona could dump 12 inches of rain in eastern and northern parts of the country.

As Fiona heads away from the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, more significant strengthening is expected as it moves northward over warm water.

Tropical storm conditions are expected in the southeastern Bahamas by late Monday or early Tuesday, and Fiona is expected to impact the eastern Turks and Caicos on Tuesday morning.

“Fiona will continue turning northward and then northeastward this week, nearing Bermuda on Friday as a major hurricane,” CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller said.

Power outages have become a familiar crisis for many who live in Puerto Rico. Just five months ago, residents suffered another islandwide blackout after a fire broke out in a power plant.

Some parts of the island still bear the scars of Maria, which inflicted catastrophic infrastructure damage; it took almost a year for power to be restored across the island.

Samuel Rivera and his mother Lourdes Rodriguez lived without power for about a year after Maria, Rivera told CNN’s Layla Santiago. On Sunday morning, they lost power once again, conjuring up similar fears to those they had five years ago.

They were also concerned a nearby river might overflow and trees surrounding their home could be felled by the powerful winds, they said.

Rushing waters easily wiped away a bridge, carrying its structure downstream, one video of the dangerous flooding shows. Elsewhere in the city of Arecibo, quickly moving waters overtook large construction vehicles and entire trees as rain fell in sheets, another video by Samuel De Jesús shows.

Many rivers on the eastern side of the island were at moderate to major flood stages Sunday afternoon, including one southeastern river which rose over 12 feet in less than seven hours.

US President Joe Biden early Sunday approved an emergency declaration to provide federal assistance to disaster relief efforts.

More than 300 FEMA emergency workers were on the ground to respond to the crisis, said Anne Bink, FEMA’s associate administrator for Response and Recovery.

“Our heart goes out to the residents that again are going through another catastrophic event five years later,” Bink said, nodding to Maria. This time, she said, FEMA plans to implement lessons learned from the 2017 crisis.

“We were much more prepared. We have four warehouses now strategically located throughout the island, which includes commodities, exponentially larger supplies than in the past,” Bink said.

“We’re proactively there – and well ahead of any storm hitting – to make sure that we are coordinating. And all of the planning efforts we undertake during those blue skies days can be brought to bear when the rain falls.”

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