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Caribbean nations prepare for storm

08-04-2011 19:12 BJT

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Rain-packed tropical storm Emily has brushed past Puerto Rico and is heading towards the Dominican Republic and Haiti, where more than 630,000 people are still living in tents and flimsy shanties after last year's earthquake.

Forecasters say the center of the storm is expected to pass over the southwestern corner of the Dominican Republic late Wednesday, and is likely to weaken in the mountains that divide the country from Haiti. The worst rainfall is expected to miss Port au Prince, the Haitian capital, but it may cause severe flooding.

Forecasters have also issued warnings for parts of Cuba and the Bahamas. In Haiti, local authorities are urging people to conserve food and safeguard their belongings as they prepare buses to evacuate people from flooded areas. Civil defense officials and the military in the Dominican Republic have already began moving people out of high-risk zones.

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Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV.CN

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