Erika dissipates but leaves trail of death and destruction

Aug 29, 2015 12:38 PM

Tropical Storm Erika is now just a trough of low pressure, but the storm is leaving its mark.

Torrential rain associated with the storm is blamed for at least 20 deaths on the Caribbean island of Dominica (doh-MIN'-ih-kuh) and five in Haiti. Erika also knocked out power to more than 200,000 people in Puerto Rico and caused more than $16 million in damage to crops there.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Erika's remnants could produce up to 10 inches of rain across parts of the Dominican Republic, Haiti and eastern and central Cuba through tomorrow. Florida could see some heavy rain, too.


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