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Tropical Storm Noel Rains Lash Haiti

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A man takes photos of the waves and clouds produced by tropical storm Noel at the seafront of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007. (Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo)

Tropical Storm Noel lashed Haiti with heavy rains early Monday as it moved across the impoverished Caribbean nation, generating fears of flash flooding on deforested hills often blanketed by rows of flimsy shacks.

Noel, the 14th named storm of the Atlantic season, was expected to drop as much as 20 inches of rain on Haiti and the Dominican Republic which share the island of Hispaniola before heading on a path east of Cuba toward the Bahamas.

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