Tropical Storm Erika threatens Haiti and Dominican Republic with mud slides

Tropical Storm Erika threatens Haiti and Dominican Republic with mud slides
By Euronews
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

Tropical Storm Erika swirling across the Caribbean on Friday threatening Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The biggest risk over the weekend is

ADVERTISEMENT

Tropical Storm Erika swirling across the Caribbean on Friday threatening Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

The biggest risk over the weekend is heavy rainfall which could cause flash floods and mud slides.

Twelve people have confirmed dead and several others reported missing in the small island of Dominica.

Erika was no longer forecast to make landfall in the US as a hurricane. It could still hit Miami, Florida with sustained winds with sustained winds by Sunday night.

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Friday, noting the storm could travel up the spine of the state from Sunday into next week.

Two very different storms, 10 years apart. http://t.co/4m63YDpkP2pic.twitter.com/5ZSCZqP2ni

— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) August 28, 2015

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Gang and police gunbattles paralyse area near Haiti's National Palace

Haiti extends state of emergency and nighttime curfew

Haitian politicians seek new alliances as country remains paralysed