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Hurricane Tomas Lashes Windward Islands November 5, 2010
Hurricane Tomas can be seen spinning over the eastern Caribbean after lashing Saint Lucia.
At least 12 people were killed on the eastern Caribbean island of Saint Lucia by high winds and torrential rains brought by passing Hurricane Tomas.

The storm wiped out the island’s banana crop and caused millions of dollars in damage.

A weakened Tomas was taking aim on Haiti late in the week, where it threatened to unleash deadly flooding in a region still recovering from last January’s devastating earthquake and a recent cholera outbreak.

More than one million people were advised to leave earthquake homeless camps in rubble-choked Port-au-Prince.

Late Thursday, Tomas was predicted to skirt Haiti as it passed between Hispaniola and the eastern tip of Cuba.

Jamacia had received locally heavy rainfall from Tomas, which was only a tropical storm.

Hurricane Tomas Track

Satellite Loop Data: CIMSS