By the Blouin News Video staff

VIDEO: Hurricane Sandy, one year later

by in Americas.

This week marks the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. The storm hit the east coast of the U.S. on October 29th, but by that time the Caribbean had already felt the worst of it. Jamaica, Cuba, and Haiti were among those countries devastated by Sandy’s wrath. This region faces a Hurricane season every year — often times one it is unprepared for. It also contains some of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere. Haiti, for example, was still recovering from the earth quake in 2010 when Sandy hit last year. There were 54 deaths and 21 missing after the storm. Officials from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), say the country was better off against Hurricane Sandy, because of what they learned from past storms and the earth quake. Through UNDP’s guidance, the country is rebuilding in a way that will save lives. Vanessa Yurkevich reports on how Caribbean nations are building a stronger society and infrastructure against natural disasters.