Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. High winds were reported across the island on Sunday, including a 103-mph wind gust in the city of Ponce.Hurricane Fiona was slightly stronger for its second landfall in the Dominican Republic, with maximum sustained winds estimated at about 90 mph – still a Category 1 hurricane.
The Punta Cana International Airport clocked a 79-mph wind gust near the time of landfall in the pre-dawn hours of Monday.Hurricane Fiona made its first landfall in Puerto Rico on Sunday, Sept.
18, followed by a second landfall in the Dominican Republic on Monday, Sept. 19. (FOX Weather) The entire archipelago of Puerto Rico was plunged into a blackout Sunday afternoon as Hurricane Fiona's high winds caused severe damage to the U.S.