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    Posted December 24, 2013 by
    Saint Lucia
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Wintry weather 2014

    Christmas Eve Natural Disaster

    Unseasonal heavy rains have hit the mountainous Caribbean island of Saint Lucia today Christmas Eve. Many roads are blocked by landslides, power is out in many areas, overflowing rivers have damaged bridges and hundreds of persons doing last minute Christmas shopping are stranded in public buses and private vehicles. Congestion on the telephone network is hinderimg communication. All Midnight Mass services in this Catholic country have been cancelled by the Archbishop.
    This is disaster in the making as the heavy rains are expected to persist for another 12 hours.

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