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Hurricane Sandy’s Wide Path-Let’s Not Forget

• November 02, 2012 • 10:06 AM

I feel for all those people back east who are standing in lines to get gas for generators, or stuck in traffic—or have lost everything. Or worse: NPR had a heartbreaking clip about a woman who tried to save her two young boys, but they got swept away in the storm. Just wanted to also remember that Haiti, and other nations, took it hard too:

 The death toll in the Caribbean from Hurricane Sandy rose on Wednesday and estimates of damage and destruction it caused grew larger as more complete assessments emerged from throughout the region.

Two new deaths were recorded in Haiti, bringing the total for the country to 54, said Marie Alta Jean-Baptiste, director of the country’s Civil Protection agency. That means the toll for the Caribbean as a whole is now 71.

Maria Streshinsky
Maria Streshinsky is the editor of Pacific Standard, and was formerly the managing editor of The Atlantic in Washington, D.C. She spent two years working at the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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