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What to know about travel as Hurricane Fiona hits the Atlantic

The storm is heading toward Bermuda after hitting Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Turks and Caicos

A man takes pictures Monday in Nagua, Dominican Republic, where Hurricane Fiona made landfall after leaving Puerto Rico. (Orlando Barria/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

An unusually quiet Atlantic hurricane season turned on its head this weekend as Hurricane Fiona slammed Puerto Rico with damaging winds and nearly 30 inches of rain in some locations.

Multiple deaths have been reported and emergency responders have rescued around 1,000 people. Puerto Rican Gov. Pedro Pierluisi said the damage to urban areas was “catastrophic,” and rain continued long after the storm passed. Fiona struck the Dominican Republic Monday and hit Turks and Caicos Tuesday as a more powerful Category 3 storm. It is now heading toward Bermuda, where forecasters expect the center to pass west of the island late Thursday.

Here’s what you need to know about the storm’s impact on the tourism-heavy region.