MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Hurricane Fiona barreled toward the Turks and Caicos Islands on Tuesday as a Category 3 storm, and a WREG employee who is there is providing updates Tuesday.

Many parts of Puerto Rico are underwater and without power after Fiona dumped more than two feet of rain, causing serious flooding.

At 6:07 a.m. on News Channel 3, we talked to Sara, who is stranded in the Turks & Caicos watching the storm pass through.

“Right now, we’re stuck here. The airport’s shut down,” Sara said. “We’re planning on hunkering down and just waiting for the storm to pass.”

The eye of the storm was about 80 miles from them, and was expected to pass as close as 25 miles, Sara said. The rain hadn’t yet started when we talked to Sara but the wind was picking up and power had flickered.

“They moved us yesterday to a higher floor and then they started boarding up windows,” Sara said. 

People on the island were sandbagging to protect from a storm surge that could be 5 to 8 feet, she said.

Most of the island remains without power and clean drinking water — Sara said thankfully, the resort where they are still had both.