Hurricane Erika moving across the Caribbean has killed at least 20 people on the island of Dominica, with many more missing.
Tropical Storm Erika hit Dominica, in the eastern Caribbean, causing floods and mudslides that have set the country back 20 years, its prime minister said.
A church could not withstand the storm
Haiti and the Dominican Republic are now expecting 53mph (85km/h) winds.
Meanwhile Florida has declared a state of emergency order in advance of Erika’s expected Monday arrival
Dominica’s Prime Skerrit Minister Roosevelt said in a televised address late on Friday that hundreds of homes, bridges and roads had been destroyed. At least 31 people on the island of 72,000 people have been reported missing, according to officials with the Barbados-based Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency.
For a first time in 10 years if forecasters are correct, Florida could be hit by this deadly hurricane on Monday.