A better coverage of showers and thunderstorms will begin tomorrow with the best coverage of rain around Thursday and Friday. Some locally heavy rains will be possible with gusty winds and frequent lightning strikes in the heavier cells. Withe more clouds, temperatures will be a little cooler for afternoon highs.
Haiti's Death Toll Climbs from Isaac
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - A government official says that Haiti's death toll from Tropical Storm Isaac has jumped to 19. Marie Alta Jean-Baptiste of the country's Civil Protection Office gave few details on how each person died in the storm that drenched Haiti over the weekend. That puts the total regional death toll from Tropical Storm Isaac at 21. Two people died in the neighboring Dominican Republic after they were swept away in a river. Some of the Haitians died because their homes fell on top of them. Haiti is prone to flooding and mudslides because much of the country is heavily deforested and rainwater rushes down barren mountainsides. Jean-Baptiste gave the new figures in an interview on a private radio station.
Monday, December 10 2012, 04:55 PM CST
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