Hurricane Sandy Death Toll Reaches 71 in the Caribbean; Haiti Faces “Major Crisis”

5 Nov 2012 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Nearly a week after Hurricane Sandy hit the US East Coast, Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe issued a plea for more relief aid for the storm that caused 54 deaths and 20 injuries in his country, with 20 people still missing. Hurricane Sandy tore through the Caribbean on October 24, first hitting Jamaica, and then bringing deadly winds and rain through Haiti, Dominican Republic, Cuba, the Bahamas before heading north toward the United States. “We are facing a major crisis,” Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said on November 4. When Sandy’s eye crossed over western Haiti, infrastructure was destroyed and extensive flooding caused a slight increase in the number of cholera cases...

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