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Tropical Storm Cindy was a weak but unusually wet Atlantic tropical cyclone (温帯性低気圧,【気象】つむじ風) that caused destructive floods and mudslides across Martinique in August 1993. Cindy formed east of the island and became the 's annual hurricane season third named storm on August 14. After attaining maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 km/h), the storm began to weaken from interaction with the high terrain ((自然地理・軍事上から見た)地域,地勢,地形,地面,環境,領域,分野) of Hispaniola. It made landfall (陸地接近,地滑り,山崩れ,圧勝) in the Dominican Republic as a tropical depression on August 16, dissipating (散らす,消散する,道楽に耽る) the following day. Despite its poor cloud structure, Cindy dropped torrential rain over portions of the northeastern Caribbean. Martinique received up to 12 inches (305 mm) of rain in 24 hours, affecting many northern villages and . communes Le Prêcheur in particular was devastated by an extensive , debris (《仏語》破壊の跡,廃墟,破片,残骸(ザンガイ);【地】岩屑(ガンセツ) / Japanese companies have grown from the debris of a lost war to take world leadership positions in a surprising number of industries.) flow which washed away entire structures and wrought $2.7 million in damage. The disaster left two people dead and hundreds homeless on the island. En route to Hispaniola, Cindy affected the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico with rough surf and moderate rain. Heavy downpours (土砂降り,土砂降りの雨) and flooding killed two people in the Dominican Republic, though the exact extent of the damage there is unknown. ( ) Full article...
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