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Tropical Storm Kills 3 in Caribbean, Moves North

Cristobal could become hurricane later this week
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 25, 2014 4:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – Tropical Storm Cristobal doused the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall yesterday as it moved slowly on a northern track in the Caribbean. One man was drowned when he tried to drive his pickup truck across a rushing river in the Dominican Republic and two other people are missing and believed dead after being swept away by a river that burst its banks in western Haiti. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Cristobal may strengthen into a hurricane later in the week over the open Atlantic, but the storm's center is expected to curve away from the US East Coast. Before strengthening into a storm on the weekend, Cristobal downed several trees and power lines on Puerto Rico, leaving more than 23,500 people without power and 8,720 without water. (Read more Tropical Storm Cristobal stories.)

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