NEW YORK -- Torrential rains battered parts of Haiti and the Dominican Republic this week, causing mudslides, flooding and deaths.

More than 100 people were killed in the Jimani area of the western Dominican Republic, near the border with Haiti. Scores more were reported missing.

The hardest-hit area in Haiti was the southeast region of the country where U.S. Marines and Canadian troops flew in relief supplies.

Tourism areas in the Dominican Republic were not affected by the storms, according to the tourist office. To contact reporter Gay Nagle Myers, send e-mail to [email protected].

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