JAMAICA is likely to be affected today by heavy rains from Tropical Storm Olga, which yesterday drenched Puerto Rico, while the Dominican Republic was forced to reopen hurricane shelters more than a week after the official end of the hurricane season. "Periods of heavy rainfall and gusty winds, along with above-normal waves along the north coast are likely Wednesday afternoon, decreasing on Thursday."
Subtropical Storm Olga moved over the Dominican Republic late Tuesday after blasting the northern coast of Puerto Rico, causing flashfloods and mudslides. The storm's reach extends out as far as 240 miles to the northeast and northwest of the center, with winds blowing as much as 40 miles an hour. "It's UNUSUAL to have a storm this late in the season. However, the conditions aren't ideal for the storm to strengthen any further, and it should dissipate in the next few days."
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