Report: Emily Could Cause Life-Threatening Flash Floods in Haiti

Caribbean 360 is reporting that meteorologists are now saying Tropical Storm Emily could bring as much as 20 inches of rain over the two islands that share Hispaniola, triggering life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

According to the report, the storm came to a standstill about 105 miles south-southeast of the capital Port-au-Prince and about 40 miles south-southwest of the Dominican Republic early Thursday morning.

But the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami has forecast that Emily will resume a west-northwest track near seven miles per hour this morning and then turn toward the northwest during the next day or so.

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for Haiti, the southern and northern coast of the Dominican Republic, southeastern and central Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and the Guantanamo and Holguin provinces in eastern Cuba. A tropical storm watch is in effect for the northwestern Bahamas.

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