Tropical storm causes outages, heavy flooding in Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Kirk caused power outages and heavy flooding across the eastern Caribbean and forced flight cancellations, officials said Friday.

Authorities in Barbados said they helped rescue several people from a flooded home, while school was cancelled in the nearby islands of St. Lucia, Dominica, Guadeloupe and Martinique.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said that up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain could fall in some parts of Martinique and Dominica. Meteorologists warned of flash floods and mudslides.

Forecasters also warned of heavy rains for St. Croix and eastern Puerto Rico.

Kirk had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph) and was located about…

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