Storm Erika Likely to Weaken or Collapse Saturday, NHC Says

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  • Erika brings winds and heavy rain across Dominican Republic
  • Storm is blamed for 12 deaths on Caribbean's Dominica

Tropical Storm Erika, which killed at least 20 people on the Caribbean island of Dominica, weakened and is forecast to fall to a tropical depression Saturday or dissipate as it crosses the mountains of Hispaniola, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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