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Dom Rep Braces For Deadly Tropical Storm

August 28, 2015       SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AFP) — The Dominican Republican braced for a direct blast from Tropical Storm Erika Friday, issuing its highest alert after reports the storm killed at least 20 people on the small island of Dominica.  “The latest trajectory models indicate that...

Erika Strengthens; Workers Ordered to Stay Home in Antigua

August 27, 2015       ST JOHN’S, Antigua – At 5 a.m. Thursday, Erika was located about 30 miles east, southeast of Antigua with sustained winds of 50 mph, slightly stronger early Thursday. The storm was moving west at 16 mph. The track has shifted slightly to the east....

TS Erika Swirls Toward Puerto Rico, Dumps Heavy Rain

August 27, 2015     SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Fast-moving Tropical Storm Erika neared Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands on Thursday, dumping rain on the eastern Caribbean on a path expected to take it toward South Florida early next week. Officials shuttered schools, government offices and...