5 missing in Dominica as TS Erika unleashes landslides

Nearly 9 inches (23 centimeters) of rain fell on the mountainous country late Wednesday, followed by another 6 inches (15 centimeters) early Thursday, according to the Antigua Weather Service.

"The situation is grim. It is dangerous," said Ian Pinard, Dominica's communications minister.

Two people were reported missing in the capital, and another three in the island's southeastern region, said national disaster official Don Corriette.

Nearly 1 million affected by Myanmar floods; 99 dead


 The death toll was on the verge of topping 100.

In some places, only the roofs of homes could be seen. International aid is on the way following appeals by the government, but so far, most of the help has come from volunteers ferrying noodles, rice and clean water door-to-door in small boats.

Heavy rains in Myanmar cause more flooding; 9 dead

Much of the country has been hit by flooding and landslides over the last few weeks. 

The government's Relief and Resettlement Department estimates that 110,000 people have been severely affected by the floods, particularly in the Sagaing region and Kachin and Shan states, accounting for 21 deaths in July.

On Saturday, local officials reported nine more deaths, most of them from a boat that capsized in Kachin. They said seven townships had been devastated by flooding.