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Hurricane Fiona hits Puerto Rico

SATELLITE IMAGE of Fiona (National Weather Service).

All electrical power was knocked out Sunday as Hurricane Fiona hit the coast of Puerto Rico, flooding wide areas and tearing up streets and highways.

According to the Associated Press, Gov. Pedro Pierluisi said, “The damages that we are seeing are catastrophic.” An estimated 30 inches of rain could fall in the eastern areas of the island. People were urged to stay in their homes.

Winds of up to 85 miles an hour lashed Puerto Rico. Storm clouds stretched across the sky above the entire island.

Affected by the power outage were 1.5 million people, according to The New York Times.

Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the United States. The people are citizens of the U.S., but do not vote in federal elections or pay federal income taxes.

Bidens pay respects to Queen Elizabeth II

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were among the thousands of people who paid their respects Sunday at Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin in London.

After lying in state ay Westminster Hall, the funeral will be held at Westminster Abbey on Monday.

She reigned as monarch and head of state for Great Britain for 70 years, longer than any other British king or queen and died at the age of 96 last week.

Sports: Rams barely survive, 31-27

Jalen Ramsey’s over-the-top interception at the goal line saved the day for the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, preserving a 31-27 win over the Atlanta Falcons at SoFi Stadium.

The Rams (now 1-1) dominated the first half and had a 28-3 lead in the third quarter. But a blocked punt, an interception and a fumble allowed the visitors (0-2) to close to within 31-25 in the waning minutes.

But Ramsey made his pick over an Atlanta receiver to keep the Falcons from scoring what might have been a winning touchdown. The Rams later deliberately allowed a safety to deny Atlanta field position.

Matthew Stafford completed 27 of 36 passes for 272 yards and two TDs, but was intercepted twice. Darrell Henderson and Cam Akers combined for 91 yards rushing on 25 carries and one TD. Cooper Kupp caught two scoring passes.

For Atlanta, Marcus Mariota hit on 17 of 26 passes for 196 yards and two scores. He was intercepted twice.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: The Los Angeles Angels  defeated the Seattle Mariners 5-1 on Sunday in Anaheim for their third consecutive win over the M’s. With the win, the Halos are 64-82 and are in third place in the American League West, one game up on the Texas Rangers.

Luis Rengifo hit two home runs for the home team, his 14th and 15th of this season. He drove in three runs. Livan Soto hit his first homer of 2022 and knocked in two runs.

Reid Detmers (6-5) went six innings, yielding four hits and one earned run. He struck out three and walked two batters.

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Giants in San Francisco 4-3 in 10 innings. The home team loaded the based with two outs in the bottom of the 10th but couldn’t bring in the tying and/or winning runs. The Dodgers, now 101-44, got a strong start from Andrew Heaney and help from seven relievers.

Weather:  Some fog, some sun, some clouds

A mild warming trend is forecast for the West Orange County area this week, with some fog here and there to remind you that autumn is nearly, officially, here. Monday should have patchy fog before 11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service, yielding to sunny skies with a high near 79. The afternoon should be partly cloudy with a low around 65 with winds up to 10 miles an hour.

Tuesday will be similar with a daytime high near 80 and an overnight low of 64 with gusts of winds up to 20 miles an hour. Wednesday could reach 85, Thursday 82 and Friday 85 during the day.

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