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Hurricane Tomas Wreaks Havoc, Threatens Haiti

CASTRIES, St. Lucia -- Newly born Hurricane Tomas swept through a cluster of eastern Caribbean islands Saturday, tearing off roofs, damaging houses and downing power lines.Authorites in St. Vincent were trying to confirm reports that three people died, including two men who might have been blown off a roof, said Jimmy Prince, emergency management spokesman.Fierce winds tore roofs from nearly 100 homes and more than 400 people sought emergency shelter as the island plunged into darkness, he said."Many of them are workers who were unable to get off Mustique," he said, referring to a tiny island just south of St. Vincent.In St. Lucia, winds also ripped off the roof of a hospital, a school, a stadium and toppled a large concrete cross from the roof of a century-old church, government officials said.Heavy rains also unleashed a landslide that blocked a main highway linking the capital to the island's southern region.Prime Minister Stephenson King said he was still stranded in Barbados on an...

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