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In pictures: Tropical storm Olga

Flooded streets in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, 12 December 2007

Tropical storm Olga has caused floods and landslides in the Caribbean since hitting the region on Tuesday, 10 days after the official end of the Atlantic hurricane season.

Residents in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, run to escape flood waters, 12 December 2007

The Dominican Republic was hardest hit, with 11 people killed and thousands forced to flee their homes.

Residents leave Santiago amid floods caused by Tropical Storm Olga.

The Dominican town of Santiago de los Caballeros was evacuated as waters of the Yaque River rose.

Residents of Santiago, north of Santo Domingo, stand atop the remains of houses, 12 December 2007

These residents surveyed the damage from the remains of their houses.

A group of residents in Santo Domingo sheltering from tropical storm Olga, 11 December 2007

Heavy rains reportedly forced Dominican authorities to release water from a dam in the river, which was already swollen with flood water.

A dog shelters from the rain in Santo Domingo, 11 December 2007

After reaching winds of 60mph (75km/h) at its peak, Olga weakened as it moved westwards, according to forecasters.





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