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Haiti braced for tropical storm Tomas

People in Haiti are bracing themselves for heavy wind and rain after US forecasters said a tropical storm in the Caribbean could turn in their direction.

Hurricane Tomas hit St Lucia and St Vincent in the Windward Isles at the weekend before weakening, but the US National Hurricane Center says it could regain strength.

More than 1.3 million Haitians are still living in camps after January's earthquake and parts of the country are also battling a cholera epidemic.

Damon Embling reports.

  • 02 Nov 2010