Waiting for the Next Superstorm

Hurricane Sandy passed to the west of Haiti on 25 October 2012, causing heavy rains and strong winds, flooding homes and overflowing rivers. A coastal town is flooded. Captions and Photo source: ©© UN Photo / Logan Abassi


One year ago, Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Northeast United States, causing an estimated 68 billion dollars in damage and paralysing the world’s financial nerve centre. But days before, in the Caribbean, the same storm ran roughshod over Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba and other countries, causing widespread loss of life and destruction that the region is only beginning to recover from.

The hurricane was one of several in the past decades that meteorologists had previously considered “once in a century” events…

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