Tropical Storm Erika killed at least 25 people due to flooding and landslides in the Caribbean island of Dominica, a government official Friday told a TV news station in Trinidad and Tobago.
Meanwhile, Puerto Rico is bracing for the storm, which already knocked out power to thousands and forced the closure of schools in the U.S. territory.
Erika, which has been hitting the island of Dominica hard since Wednesday, has brought extreme rain, causing floods that have wiped out roads and villages. The island-nation of Dominica is just north of Martinique and east-southeast of the Dominican Republic.
At least 14 bodies have been recovered, the news station reported. On Thursday, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Agency said that about 25 to 30 people were missing in Dominica, and the Associated Press reported the death of four people.