TROPICAL Storm Jeanne slammed into Puerto Rico today, flooding neighbourhoods and killing at least two people.
Thousands of tourists were stranded in the US territory where hundreds fled low-lying areas.
Torrents of rain turned roads into waist-deep rivers and the winds tore branches from trees and left at least 30,000 people without water. There was no power, turned off by authorities to prevent plant damage.
Lashing winds tore the roof from Margarita Rivera's house, flung her from a hammock and smashed her into the side of a neighbour's house, said Mayor Angel Garcia of Yabucoa, the south-eastern town where the storm's eye first hit the island.
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