Lightning illuminates the clouds and the city in the night as tropical storm Erika moves over Port-au-Prince on August 29, 2015. AFP PHOTO/HECTOR RETAMAL
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Tropical Storm Erika churned across the Caribbean Saturday, a day after sweeping over the tiny island nation of Dominica and leaving at least 20 people dead.Erika unleashed torrential rains on Dominica -- a small island country of about 72,000 people -- on Friday, triggering floods and mudslides that wrought devastation.Erika was expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of three to six inches (7.6 to 15.2 centimeters) with maximum amounts of 10 inches possible across portions of the Dominican Republic, Haiti and eastern Cuba through Sunday, the hurricane center said.In Puerto Rico, Erika left nearly 150,000 people without power, but appeared not to have caused major damage.
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