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Caribbean Braces for Worsening Drought as Dry Season Nears

The most severe drought to hit the Caribbean in recent years is expected to worsen despite rains from tropical storms that have replenished some reservoirs. Forecasters say the El Nino phenomenon is gathering strength and will continue to warm the tropical Pacific until early next year, which translates into sparse rainfall for this largely parched region as the dry season approaches. "The real concern will come late in the year,'' said Adrian Trotman, a forecaster with...

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