Erika Death Toll Rises in Caribbean as Hurricane Fred Forms Off African Coast

August 31, 2015 2:23 PM

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Erika Death Toll Rises in Caribbean as Hurricane Fred Forms Off African Coast

Rescue crews are continuing to search for more than 50 people still missing in Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika caused flooding and mudslides on the Caribbean island.

Officials are working to evacuate roughly 1,000 people from the town of Petite-Savanne because of fears of new landslides, said Don Corritte, director of the office of disaster management. Evacuations were carried out by boat because of damage to roads and bridges.

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