Tropical storm Cristobal takes aim at Bahamas
Published on Aug 24, 2014 11:56 PM
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Tropical storm Cristobal headed toward the Bahamas Sunday after leaving one person missing in the Dominican Republic, US weather forecasters said.
The storm, which was upgraded from a tropical depression, had maximum sustained winds of 75km an hour, the National Hurricane Centre in Miami said.
It predicted heavy rainfall of four to eight inches (about 10cm to 20cm) - "with isolated amounts of 12 inches possible" - for the Turks and Caicos islands and southeastern and central Bahamas, it said.
In the Dominican Republic, authorities said a man was swept away when he tried to cross a rain-swollen river in his van.
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