Tropical Storm Erika blamed for at least 20 deaths on Caribbean island

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Flooding rain continues to be a major threat as tropical storm Erika tracks toward Cuba (Image: WHNT News 19)

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP)– Tropical Storm Erika was losing its punch as it drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic early Saturday, but it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.