30+ dead and 25,000 evacuated from Dominican Republic from 'Noel'
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Posted 01 November 2007 - 01:05 PM
(CNN) -- Tropical Storm Noel lumbered toward the northern Bahamas on Thursday, leaving a deadly trail of mudslides and floods in its wake in the Caribbean.
Streets remain flooded Wednesday in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic.
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Forecasters said the storm could approach hurricane strength as it continues north toward the cooler waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
The storm has killed dozens of people in the Caribbean, mostly in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
With top winds at 60 mph (95 kph), Noel was expected to pass just west of the Bahamian capital, Nassau, later Thursday, according to National Hurricane Center forecasters.
Parts of the northwestern
Noel was expected to dump up to 10 inches of rain over the Bahamas, with isolated amounts of up to 15 inches in some areas. An additional 2 to 4 inches was forecast to fall on eastern Cuba and Hispaniola, the hurricane center said. One to 2 inches is possible over portions of South Florida.
Noel, the 14th named storm of the 2007 Atlantic season, began gathering strength Sunday in the Caribbean
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