Record-breaking Tropical Storm Alpha in Caribbean

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  • Sunday, 23 Oct 2005

MIAMI (Reuters) - A record-breaking 22nd named tropical storm formed in the Caribbean on Saturday and could bring life-threatening floods and mudslides to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the U.S National Hurricane Center said. 

The storm was called Tropical Storm Alpha, the first time the hurricane center has resorted to using the Greek alphabet since it began naming tropical cyclones in 1953. 

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