Tropical Storm Franklin makes landfall and dumps heavy rain on Haiti and Dominican Republic


August 23, 2023

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Tropical Storm Franklin made landfall Wednesday on the island of Hispaniola shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti, bringing fears it would trigger deadly landslides and heavy flooding in both countries.

Franklin was expected to swirl above the island for most of the day, with forecasters warning the storm could dump up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain, with a maximum of 15 inches (38 centimeters) for the central region of Hispaniola.

On Wednesday morning, the storm was centered about 105 miles (170 kilometers) west-southwest of Santo Domi...

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