Tropical Storm Noel
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Tropical Storm Noel

November 1, 2007

This image, taken on October 28, 2007 by the MODIS on the Terra satellite, shows Tropical Storm Noel. This is the sixteenth tropical system to develop in the Atlantic Basin in 2007. Though it was never a strong storm in terms of wind speed, it posed significant danger to the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The slow-moving storm dumped heavy rain on the mountainous Caribbean island that is divided between the two nations. The resulting floods and mudslides killed 25 people in the Dominican Republic with many more still missing, reported CNN on October 30.

After striking the Dominican Republic, Noel moved north over Cuba. The National Hurricane Center forecast that the storm would continue northeast over the Bahamas, strengthening slightly, and then weaken as it tracked north over cooler waters.

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