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Erika aims for Dominican Republic after 4 killed in Dominica

Authorities in the Dominican Republic began to evacuate people on Friday as Tropical Storm Erika lashed the country with heavy rain and wind after killing at least four people and causing devastating floods and mudslides in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, where authorities said about 20 people were still missing. The storm was expected to dump up to 8 inches (20 centimeters) of rain across the drought-stricken northern Caribbean as it headed toward the Bahamas and the U.S. Forecasters no longer expected it would strike Florida as a hurricane but still considered it likely that it would reach the state as a tropical storm starting late Sunday, said Chris Landsea, a meteorologist...

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