Rain from the outer bands of Tropical Storm Emily is falling in Puerto Rico.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Rain from the outer bands of Tropical Storm Emily is falling in Puerto Rico.
The storm is moving on a track that would take it to Haiti and the Dominican Republic within 48 hours, and possibly to Florida by the end of the week.
For now, the storm has stalled south of Puerto Rico. Most government offices are closed, and residents have been clearing store shelves of water and other emergency supplies.
Emily is expected to bring up to 6 inches of rain in Puerto Rico. That's enough to trigger floods and mudslides on an island that is already saturated from months of heavy rain.
Haiti and the Dominican Republic are also prone to devastating floods.
Forecasters say the storm is about 270 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. It's expected to resume its westward path at about 12 miles an hour later today.