4 Killed in Dominica as Tropical Storm Erika Hits Island

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) -

Streets across Dominica turned into fast-flowing rivers that swept up cars as Tropical Storm Erika pummeled the eastern Caribbean island, unleashing landslides and killing at least four people.

The storm knocked out power and water supplies on Dominica as it dumped 15 inches of rain on the island and headed into the Caribbean Sea.

Police said another 20 people have been reported missing.

Erika was expected to move near Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Thursday and be near or just north of the Dominican Republic on Friday as it heads toward Florida early next week, possibly as a hurricane.

Meteorologist Chris Landsea of the National Hurricane Center said, “The uncertainties are very high.”