At Least 4 Deaths Blamed on Tropical Storm Olga

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - At least four deaths are being blamed on floods and landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Olga in the Dominican Republic and in Puerto Rico.

Officials in the Dominican Republic say at least three people died in that country. TV images there showed flooded neighborhoods and a woman clinging to a treetop.

Police in Puerto Rico say a passenger in an SUV was killed in an avalanche of mud and rocks that plowed onto a road early this morning.

Forecasters say Olga could trigger dangerous floods by dumping as much as 10 inches of rain on Hispaniola, the island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Olga struck nearly two weeks after the official end of the Atlantic hurricane season.

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