Hurricane Fiona has knocked 59 aqueducts out of service in the Dominican Republic, with several others partially functioning, leaving more than 1 million customers without running water, said Jose Luis German Mejia, a Dominican Republic emergency management (COE) official.
There's already damage to many structures across the Dominican Republic, said Juan Manuel Mendez, the country's emergency management director of operations. At least 54 homes have been reported damaged so far, he said.
Emergency officials transported 789 people to safety, Mendez said at a briefing Monday. There are currently 519 people in 29 shelters, he said.
There are 10 electric circuits offline currently, but officials did not have an exact number of how many customers were without power.
Mejia said "this is still an emergency event" and the storm is still affecting the country.
Raquel Peña, the nation's vice president, tweeted Monday afternoon urging the Dominican people "to be attentive to the information from" COE and officials "given that the effects of hurricane #Fiona will continue in the next few hours."
"The government is in permanent session, responding to the emergency," she said.