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.