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Dominica seeking more aid as clean up continues from deadly Tropical Storm Erika


ROSEAU, Dominica (AP)_ International aid has been pouring into Dominica following the devastating passage of Tropical Storm Erika but the government says it still faces a long road to recovery.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says international teams have been helping to evacuate areas devastated by mudslides. They also have helped clear roads and assess damage in the rugged eastern Caribbean island.

A Dutch aid ship was to leave from the island of Curacao for Dominica on Tuesday and a British vessel was expected to arrive Wednesday. Skerrit said he has appealed to countries throughout the world for assistance.

More than 500 people were evacuated from the hard-hit southeast with help from Venezuela, Barbados and St. Lucia.

The storm killed 31 people. The prime minister said 21 still are missing, including two French citizens.



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