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06 Nov 2007 description

New York, NY; November 6, 2007-American Jewish World Service (AJWS) today announced that it is collecting financial contributions to assist victims of the recent flooding in Mexico and the Caribbean.

The flooding was caused by Tropical Storm Noel, whose rains have killed at least 108 people in the region. The storm strengthened into a hurricane in the Atlantic on Thursday, November 1. At least 66 people are reported dead in the Dominican Republic, many of them swept away in muddy floodwaters.