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3/22/2008

Tsunami Like Waves Hit Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico
The Caribbean
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Big Waves in Rincon Puerto Rico
Atlantic storm spurned huge waves as high as 30 feet along the Puerto Rican coastline, forcing tourists to seek alternatives to the beach. The storm spawned tornadoes and thunderstorms across the southern United States last weekend before gaining strength over the open water.




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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - High waves buffet Dominican Atlantic coast, one missing, 125 evacuated. As of Thursday morning one person is missing and 125 were taken to shelters as strong winds and tidal surges buffet the Dominican Atlantic coast. An alert was issued for the next 24 hours, with beaches closed. Small craft are advised to stay port. Residents in coastal areas are cautioned to measures against possible flooding.

TRINIDAD & TOBAGGO -
Monster waves swamped the King's Wharf, San Fernando, Wednesday, as swells whipped up by a weather system hundreds of miles away came ashore with the high tide. The higher than normal waves also damaged squatting houses built along the coastline and several homes constructed on the beach. And for the first time since repairs were done to the sea wall, the water breached the coastal defences and flooded the road. The waves were said to have accelerated the erosion of the cliffs.
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