Caribbean recovering from Sandy's wrath

FOX 4 Staff

Caribbean recovering from Sandy's wrath

CREATED Oct. 29, 2012

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Sandy has been blamed for at least 69 deaths in the Caribbean. Here is a breakdown:

— Haiti: The storm did not directly hit Haiti but it brought several days of drenching rains, causing rivers to overrun their banks across much of southern Haiti. The official death toll was 52 as of Monday.

— Cuba: Officials say the storm killed 11 people, including an infant, damaged more than 130,000 homes, and destroyed about 15,000 homes in eastern Cuba.

— Jamaica: One elderly man was killed when a boulder rolled onto his property and crushed him as the eye of Sandy traveled over eastern Jamaica. Floodwaters flattened farms, ripped roofs off houses in shantytowns and marooned rural areas.

—Bahamas: Police say the hurricane apparently killed two people, including the CEO of a bank who fell from his roof while he was trying to repair a window shutter as Sandy approached Thursday.

— Dominican Republic: The storm killed two young men who drowned while attempting to cross rivers in separate incidents. Nearly 30,000 people were evacuated due to widespread flooding in the south of the country, including parts of the capital.

— Puerto Rico: The U.S. island territory was spared a direct hit but heavy rains caused flooding on the island. One death was reported, a man who was swept away in a rain-swollen river near the southern town of Juana Diaz.

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