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Tropical Storm Erika falls apart in Caribbean

Tropical Storm Erika falls apart in Caribbean

Tropical Storm Erika is dead – at least for now. The mushy yet cantankerous system, which kept South Florida on edge for the past week, dissipated into an open wave on Saturday morning while in the Caribbean near Cuba. Thank strong wind shear and the system's collision with the rugged mountains of Hispaniola. "Well, we made it through the hurricane scare and can chalk it all up to a really good test run," said Tara Monks, spokeswoman for the Port of Palm Beach. It's possible Erika will make a comeback. The National Hurricane Center gave Erika's remnants a low chance of regenerating in the Gulf of Mexico next week. If so, it's expected to aim toward...

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