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June 22, 2021

Haiti, Dominican Republic on alert for Tropical Storm Emily

Tropical Storm Emily was expected to hit Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning and the French Caribbean territory of Martinique is on red alert as RFI announced. That could be especially disastrous in Haiti, where hundreds of thousands of people are still living in camps because of last year’s earthquake. The eye of the storm is likely to make landfall just north of Cabo Beata, on the southern tip of the Dominican Republic. Martinique and other Caribbean islands, including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, are also preparing to face heavy rain and flooding. Tropical storm force winds extend up to 110 kilometers from the centre of the storm. The storm passed by the French territory of Guadeloupe without causing great damage, officials say.

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