DEVASTATION

Tropical Storm Kills 20 in Caribbean

Tropical Storm Erika killed at least 20 people and left another 31 missing on the aCaribbean island of Dominica before dissipating early Saturday. “The extend of the devastation is monumental. It is far worse than expected,” Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said in a televised statement Friday. He said the 15 inches of rain that fell on the island had caused damage that set the island’s infrastructure back 20 years. “This is a period of national tragedy,” he said. “Floods swamped villages, destroyed homes and wiped out roads. Some communities are no longer recognizable.”