Hurricane Tomas spares Haiti
Haiti suffered flooding from Hurricane Tomas, but avoided disaster Saturday. The storm caused thousands to leave their homes and it increased challenges posed by a cholera epidemic, aid workers told Reuters. Tomas evaded the west part of Haiti on Friday, but flooded some coastal towns. Hurricane Tomas' hurricane force winds extended for 25 miles from its core and issued tropical force winds of 120 miles, the Los Angeles Times said.