Jamaica: Tropical Storm Nicole death toll rises to 5

September 30, 2010 20:57


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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The death toll from floods and mudslides across Jamaica  rose to five Thursday and was expected to increase further as searchers scoured muddy rivers and debris-clogged gullies for more victims of Tropical Storm Nicole.

The latest death toll includes two men who died early in the day when a house in a hilly neighborhood above Kingston collapsed in a slide triggered by rains on saturated ground, said Richard Thompson, deputy director-general of Jamaica's disaster management office."As we go through the day, the numbers will be going up, I'm sure," said Thompson in the soggy capital, Kingston, where rain continued to fall and residents were frustrated by flooded homes, rutted roads, and long lines for basic necessities.

The storm broke apart over the Atlantic late Wednesday afternoon, but intermittent rains increased the risk of additional slides across the island. Schools and universities stayed closed for a second day, while about 30 percent of those served by Jamaica's utility company were without power, officials said.

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