Sadly, the news from Hispanola - Haiti and the Dominican Republic - is not good. Four lives were lost there to a 'mere tropical storm.'
From the AP:
(08-17) 04:00 PDT Port-au-Prince, Haiti -- Flooding from Tropical Storm Fay killed four people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and authorities warned Saturday that the storm could reach hurricane strength as it barrels toward Cuba.
. . . A man died Saturday in Haiti while trying to cross a river in Leogane, south of Port-au-Prince
. . . In neighboring Dominican Republic, a 34-year-old woman drowned when a family tried to cross a swollen river in a car, civil defense agency Director Luis Luna Paulino said. The bodies of her missing 13-year-old niece and 5-year-old nephew were found Saturday afternoon, but her husband swam to saf