Hurricane Sandy Slams Caribbean Countries

A Cuban elderly man remains in his house, destroyed by hurricane Sandy, on October 25, 2012 in Cueto, Bayamo, 750 km east of Havana.  STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Hurricane Sandy - Cuba A Cuban elderly man remains in his house, destroyed by hurricane Sandy, on October 25, 2012 in Cueto, Bayamo, 750 km east of Havana. STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Two Cuban women remain inside their home, demolished by Hurricane Sandy, on October 25, 2012 in Santiago de Cuba.  Miguel RUBIERA JUSTIZ/AFP/Getty Images
Hurricane Sandy - Cuba Two Cuban women remain inside their home, demolished by Hurricane Sandy, on October 25, 2012 in Santiago de Cuba. Miguel RUBIERA JUSTIZ/AFP/Getty Images
A Cuban elderly woman remains in her house, destroyed by hurricane Sandy, on October 25, 2012 in Cueto, Bayamo, 750 km east of Havana.   Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images
Hurricane Sandy - Cuba A Cuban elderly woman remains in her house, destroyed by hurricane Sandy, on October 25, 2012 in Cueto, Bayamo, 750 km east of Havana. Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images
Haitians travel a flooded street in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy October 25, 2012 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Bahamas Thursday as a powerful category two storm, after battering Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and claiming three lives so far. The US-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing winds of up to 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour as it moved north, near the top of the category two range on the five-rung Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters predicted the storm would weaken somewhat over the next 48 hours. But Sandy will remain a hurricane as it passes over the Bahamas, according to the NHC's 1500 GMT advisory.         THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images
Hurricane Sandy - Haiti Haitians travel a flooded street in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy October 25, 2012 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Bahamas Thursday as a powerful category two storm, after battering Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and claiming three lives so far. The US-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing winds of up to 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour as it moved north, near the top of the category two range on the five-rung Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters predicted the storm would weaken somewhat over the next 48 hours. But Sandy will remain a hurricane as it passes over the Bahamas, according to the NHC's 1500 GMT advisory. THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images
The Red Cross distributes supplies to people  in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy October 25, 2012 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Bahamas Thursday as a powerful category two storm, after battering Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and claiming three lives so far. The US-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing winds of up to 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour as it moved north, near the top of the category two range on the five-rung Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters predicted the storm would weaken somewhat over the next 48 hours. But Sandy will remain a hurricane as it passes over the Bahamas, according to the NHC's 1500 GMT advisory.  AFP PHOTO / THONY BELIZAIRE
Hurricane Sandy - Haiti The Red Cross distributes supplies to people in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy October 25, 2012 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Bahamas Thursday as a powerful category two storm, after battering Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and claiming three lives so far. The US-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing winds of up to 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour as it moved north, near the top of the category two range on the five-rung Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters predicted the storm would weaken somewhat over the next 48 hours. But Sandy will remain a hurricane as it passes over the Bahamas, according to the NHC's 1500 GMT advisory. AFP PHOTO / THONY BELIZAIRE
Haitians view damage by heavy rains from Hurricane Sandy October 25, 2012 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Bahamas Thursday as a powerful category two storm, after battering Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and claiming three lives so far. The US-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing winds of up to 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour as it moved north, near the top of the category two range on the five-rung Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters predicted the storm would weaken somewhat over the next 48 hours. But Sandy will remain a hurricane as it passes over the Bahamas, according to the NHC's 1500 GMT advisory.       THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images
Hurricane Sandy - Haiti Haitians view damage by heavy rains from Hurricane Sandy October 25, 2012 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Bahamas Thursday as a powerful category two storm, after battering Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and claiming three lives so far. The US-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing winds of up to 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour as it moved north, near the top of the category two range on the five-rung Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters predicted the storm would weaken somewhat over the next 48 hours. But Sandy will remain a hurricane as it passes over the Bahamas, according to the NHC's 1500 GMT advisory. THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images
A house is destroyed by heavy flooding from Hurricane Sandy October 25, 2012 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Bahamas Thursday as a powerful category two storm, after battering Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and claiming three lives so far. The US-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing winds of up to 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour as it moved north, near the top of the category two range on the five-rung Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters predicted the storm would weaken somewhat over the next 48 hours. But Sandy will remain a hurricane as it passes over the Bahamas, according to the NHC's 1500 GMT advisory.  THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images
Hurricane Sandy - Haiti A house is destroyed by heavy flooding from Hurricane Sandy October 25, 2012 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Bahamas Thursday as a powerful category two storm, after battering Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and claiming three lives so far. The US-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing winds of up to 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour as it moved north, near the top of the category two range on the five-rung Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters predicted the storm would weaken somewhat over the next 48 hours. But Sandy will remain a hurricane as it passes over the Bahamas, according to the NHC's 1500 GMT advisory. THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images
Haitians view a bridge washed away by heavy rains from Hurricane Sandy October 25, 2012 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Bahamas Thursday as a powerful category two storm, after battering Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and claiming three lives so far. The US-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing winds of up to 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour as it moved north, near the top of the category two range on the five-rung Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters predicted the storm would weaken somewhat over the next 48 hours. But Sandy will remain a hurricane as it passes over the Bahamas, according to the NHC's 1500 GMT advisory.    THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images
Hurricane Sandy - Haiti Haitians view a bridge washed away by heavy rains from Hurricane Sandy October 25, 2012 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Bahamas Thursday as a powerful category two storm, after battering Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and claiming three lives so far. The US-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing winds of up to 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour as it moved north, near the top of the category two range on the five-rung Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters predicted the storm would weaken somewhat over the next 48 hours. But Sandy will remain a hurricane as it passes over the Bahamas, according to the NHC's 1500 GMT advisory. THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images
Haitians view a bridge washed away by heavy rains from Hurricane Sandy October 25, 2012 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Bahamas Thursday as a powerful category two storm, after battering Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and claiming three lives so far. The US-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing winds of up to 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour as it moved north, near the top of the category two range on the five-rung Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters predicted the storm would weaken somewhat over the next 48 hours. But Sandy will remain a hurricane as it passes over the Bahamas, according to the NHC's 1500 GMT advisory.     THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images
Hurricane Sandy - Haiti Haitians view a bridge washed away by heavy rains from Hurricane Sandy October 25, 2012 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Bahamas Thursday as a powerful category two storm, after battering Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and claiming three lives so far. The US-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing winds of up to 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour as it moved north, near the top of the category two range on the five-rung Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters predicted the storm would weaken somewhat over the next 48 hours. But Sandy will remain a hurricane as it passes over the Bahamas, according to the NHC's 1500 GMT advisory. THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images
A man eat out of his flooded house at La Barquita neighborhood Santo Domingo on October 25, 2012. Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Bahamas Thursday as a powerful category two storm, after battering Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and claiming three lives so far. The US-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing winds of up to 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour as it moved north, near the top of the category two range on the five-rung Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters predicted the storm would weaken somewhat over the next 48 hours. But Sandy will remain a hurricane as it passes over the Bahamas, according to the NHC's 1500 GMT advisory.  ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images
Hurricane Sandy - Dominican Republic A man eat out of his flooded house at La Barquita neighborhood Santo Domingo on October 25, 2012. Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Bahamas Thursday as a powerful category two storm, after battering Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and claiming three lives so far. The US-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing winds of up to 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour as it moved north, near the top of the category two range on the five-rung Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters predicted the storm would weaken somewhat over the next 48 hours. But Sandy will remain a hurricane as it passes over the Bahamas, according to the NHC's 1500 GMT advisory. ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images
A child rests in makeshift shelters, at La Barquita neighborhood Santo Domingo on October 25, 2012. Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Bahamas Thursday as a powerful category two storm, after battering Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and claiming three lives so far. The US-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing winds of up to 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour as it moved north, near the top of the category two range on the five-rung Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters predicted the storm would weaken somewhat over the next 48 hours. But Sandy will remain a hurricane as it passes over the Bahamas, according to the NHC's 1500 GMT advisory. ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images
Hurricane Sandy - Dominican Republic A child rests in makeshift shelters, at La Barquita neighborhood Santo Domingo on October 25, 2012. Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Bahamas Thursday as a powerful category two storm, after battering Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and claiming three lives so far. The US-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing winds of up to 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour as it moved north, near the top of the category two range on the five-rung Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters predicted the storm would weaken somewhat over the next 48 hours. But Sandy will remain a hurricane as it passes over the Bahamas, according to the NHC's 1500 GMT advisory. ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images
A child plays in a flooded street of Santo Domingo on October 25, 2012. Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Bahamas Thursday as a powerful category two storm, after battering Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and claiming three lives so far. The US-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing winds of up to 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour as it moved north, near the top of the category two range on the five-rung Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters predicted the storm would weaken somewhat over the next 48 hours. But Sandy will remain a hurricane as it passes over the Bahamas, according to the NHC's 1500 GMT advisory.  ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images
Hurricane Sandy - Dominican Republic A child plays in a flooded street of Santo Domingo on October 25, 2012. Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Bahamas Thursday as a powerful category two storm, after battering Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and claiming three lives so far. The US-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing winds of up to 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour as it moved north, near the top of the category two range on the five-rung Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters predicted the storm would weaken somewhat over the next 48 hours. But Sandy will remain a hurricane as it passes over the Bahamas, according to the NHC's 1500 GMT advisory. ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images
A child observes from her flooded house at La Barquita neighborhood, eastern Santo Domingo on October 25, 2012. Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Bahamas Thursday as a powerful category two storm, after battering Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and claiming three lives so far. The US-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing winds of up to 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour as it moved north, near the top of the category two range on the five-rung Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters predicted the storm would weaken somewhat over the next 48 hours. But Sandy will remain a hurricane as it passes over the Bahamas, according to the NHC's 1500 GMT advisory. ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images
Hurricane Sandy - Dominican Republic A child observes from her flooded house at La Barquita neighborhood, eastern Santo Domingo on October 25, 2012. Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Bahamas Thursday as a powerful category two storm, after battering Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and claiming three lives so far. The US-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing winds of up to 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour as it moved north, near the top of the category two range on the five-rung Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters predicted the storm would weaken somewhat over the next 48 hours. But Sandy will remain a hurricane as it passes over the Bahamas, according to the NHC's 1500 GMT advisory. ERIKA SANTELICES/AFP/Getty Images
A woman observes from her flooded house at La Barquita neighborhood, eastern Santo Domingo on October 25, 2012. Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Bahamas Thursday as a powerful category two storm, after battering Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and claiming three lives so far. The US-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing winds of up to 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour as it moved north, near the top of the category two range on the five-rung Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters predicted the storm would weaken somewhat over the next 48 hours. But Sandy will remain a hurricane as it passes over the Bahamas, according to the NHC's 1500 GMT advisory. STR/AFP/Getty Images
Hurricane Sandy - Dominican Republic A woman observes from her flooded house at La Barquita neighborhood, eastern Santo Domingo on October 25, 2012. Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the Bahamas Thursday as a powerful category two storm, after battering Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba and claiming three lives so far. The US-based National Hurricane Center said the storm was packing winds of up to 105 miles (165 kilometers) per hour as it moved north, near the top of the category two range on the five-rung Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Forecasters predicted the storm would weaken somewhat over the next 48 hours. But Sandy will remain a hurricane as it passes over the Bahamas, according to the NHC's 1500 GMT advisory. STR/AFP/Getty Images
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