Thursday, November 01, 2007

Noel brings bad news to the Northern Caribbean

It really seems like Tropical Storm Noel caught the Caribbean off-guard. It sneaked up on us late in the season and dumped some serious rain on many flood-prone islands. I couldn't believe it when I read that 80 people have died and many more are missing, because the system is nowhere near the strength of a Katrina or an Ivan, only 60 miles per hour. The Dominican Republic and Haiti were hardest hit, and now Noel is churning towards The Bahamas and Cuba.
Click here to read the latest about Tropical Storm Noel.

Photo: People remove their belongings from their flooded houses after Tropical Storm Noel passed through Lucas Diaz, west of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. (Ricardo Hernandez/AFP/Getty Images)

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