Sunday, September 19, 2004

Tropical Storm Jeanne batters Dominican Republic


Amarilis Santos carries wood from her destroyed house in Ramon Santana, 90 kilometers east of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on Saturday, Sep. 18, 2004. Hurricane Jeanne hit various parts of the Caribbean nation, downing hundreds of trees and telephone polls, flooding entire communities and leaving at least seven dead. (AP Photo/Miguel Gomez)


Angel Jefe cleans mud from her home in Ramon Santana, 90 kilometers east of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004.A tropical storm once again, Jeanne headed for the Bahamas on Saturday after rampaging through the Dominican Republic. Forecasters said it was too soon to predict if the storm would hit the United States. (AP Photo/Miguel Gomez)


Boys ride their bikes through flood waters in Puerto Rico. US President George W. Bush designated Puerto Rico a disaster zone, freeing up federal emergency funds to help the US island commonwealth in its recovery efforts after Hurricane Jeanne.(AFP/Getty Images/File/Jose Jiminez)


Erick Silvestre, 14, left and his brother Jemy Silvestre rest near their destroyed home in Ramon Santana, 90 kilometers east of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004. A tropical storm once again, Jeanne headed for the Bahamas on Saturday after rampaging through the Dominican Republic. Forecasters said it was too soon to predict if the storm would hit the United States. (AP Photo/Miguel Gomez)