Published: Mon, October 01, 2018
World News | By Sandy Lane

St Lucia hit by natural disaster, tropical storm | Caribbean

St Lucia hit by natural disaster, tropical storm | Caribbean

Leslie is expected to again become a tropical storm or subtropical storm, possibly Friday or Saturday as it moves west-southwest at 10 miles per hour over the north-central Atlantic.

The center of the circulation has moved through the eastern Caribbean islands, but heavy rain and very gusty squalls on the back side of the system are still affecting some of the islands.

Acting Attorney General Edmund Hinkson stands by the government's decision to have "business as usual" today despite a Tropical Storm Warning being in effect.

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Authorities in Barbados said they helped rescue several people from a flooded home, while school was cancelled in the nearby islands of Dominica, Guadeloupe and Martinique.

St Lucia was returning to normal on Friday after Tropical Storm Kirk drenched the island with heavy rains and winds, causing electricity blackouts in some areas as a result of trees falling on power lines.

Kirk is presently moving westward at 19 km/h with maximum sustained winds of 85 km/h and this motion is expected to continue for the next day or two.

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Dominicans are bracing for the effects of Tropical Storm Kirk.

As Leslie meanders over the moderately warm water of the North Atlantic, it might eventually become more purely tropical.

Kirk is expected to produce total rainfall of four to six inches across the northern Windward and southern Leeward Islands with isolated maximum totals up to 10 inches across Martinique and Dominica. Forecasters warned of strong winds and said mudslides and flash flooding are possible. St. Croix and eastern Puerto Rico could see 4 inches to 6 inches Friday and Saturday.

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