Erika lashes Puerto Rico

Aug 28, 2015 7:52 AM by Cheryl Wengren

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Tropical Storm Erika is expected to dump up to 12 inches of rain across parts of the drought-stricken northern Caribbean as it carves a path toward the U.S.

Right now it's lashing Puerto Rico with heavy rains and wind.

The storm left four people dead in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica (doh-MIN'-ih-kuh), and some 20 people are missing.

Forecasters say Erika could strengthen into a hurricane as it gets closer to South Florida early next week.


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