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Tropical storm Erika unleashes destruction as four die in Dominica

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  • Bodies recovered after mudslides and flooding
  • Other islands brace for more as storm moves across Caribbean
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Tropical storm Erika pounded the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Thursday, unleashing flooding and mudslides that killed at least four people and knocked out power and water supplies.

The storm, which was forecast to reach Florida as a hurricane by Monday, dumped 9in of rain on Dominica late Wednesday, followed by another 6in early Thursday, according to the weather service in the nearby island of Antigua.

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