1. FATALITIES

    Sandy Claims 65 in the Caribbean

    Children gather in front of flooded houses due to heavy rains brought by Hurricane Sandy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, Oct. 25,  2012. Sandy was blamed for the death of an elderly man in Jamaica who was crushed by a boulder. Another man and two women died while trying to cross storm-swollen rivers in southwestern Haiti. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Dieu Nalio Chery / AP Photo

    While the United States prepares for Hurricane Sandy, the Caribbean is assessing the storm’s toll. 65 people have been reported dead so far across the region according to officials on Sunday. 51 of those deaths have been reported in Haiti. People in the impoverished nation are among the region’s most vulnerable, with many living in unstable structures left over from an earthquake in 2010.

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