This Is Tropical Storm Chris' Path and Forecast

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At least 24,000 homes and businesses were in the dark in Puerto Rico as the remnants of Hurricane Beryl brought rain and strong winds to the island.

Beryl was downgraded from a tropical storm to a remnant low pressure system on Sunday as it passed over the Lesser Antilles, the National Hurricane Center said.

The remnants of Hurricane Beryl are causing power outages in Puerto Rico, where officials have been scrambling for months to fix the devastation caused by last year's Hurricane Maria.

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Tropical storm warnings were in effect for Dominica and Guadeloupe.

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said the territory had opened more than 40 evacuation shelters for those in need.

Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit told residents to store water because the government would shut down the water system as a precaution.

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Meantime, the state of emergency and curfew implemented in Dominica on Saturday evening, ahead of a potential impact by Beryl, was discontinued yesterday morning.

"But it doesn't necessarily need to be a hurricane to cause a lot of grief and even a tropical storm can carry significant amounts of moisture", he said. The remnants are moving west-northwestward near 26 miles per hour (43 km/h), and this general motion should continue through Monday.

In its 11 a.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Beryl was located about 210 miles east of Martinique and 235 miles east-southeast of Dominica. There weren't any coastal watches or warnings as of early Monday.

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz shared images of flooding in the USA commonwealth's capital city and Rivera said the island had begun to experience mudslides.

Storm Chris was upgraded from Tropical Depression Three to Tropical Storm less than 48 hours after the first named hurricane, Beryl, appeared.

To the north, Tropical Storm Chris formed off the Carolinas, and the hurricane center said it was likely to grow into a hurricane Monday while staying offshore. The storm could make landfall as a tropical storm early Friday in far northeastern Canada.

Forecasters say the storm's remnants are expected to produce 2 to 3 inches (5 to 8 centimeters) of rain, with up to 5 inches (13 centimeters) in isolated areas.

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