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Wednesday, November 3

Tomas drops to a depression but remains threat for Jamaica, Haiti

MiamiHerald.com: "PORT-AU-PRINCE -- Two Caribbean countries still reeling from natural disasters braced for another one from Tomas, which has already cut a deadly swath through the region but weakened to a depression in the early morning hours Wednesday.
Jamaica, where flash flooding from Tropical Storm Nicole a month ago swept more than a dozen people to their deaths and erased roads and crops, issued a hurricane watch as Tomas, downgraded to a depression, was expected to begin buffeting the island as early as Thursday.
The Haitian government issued a red alert, warning residents in low-lying areas and tent cities erected after the January earthquake killed more than 300,000 to prepare to evacuate if Tomas doesn't turn away. On its current track, it could hit the southwestern coast by Friday."
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