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October 27, 2012

Sandy gone, Caribbean mourns 58 dead, cleans up

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti —

In Puerto Rico, police said a man in his 50s died Friday in the southern town of Juana Diaz, swept away in a river swollen by rain from Sandy's outer bands. Flooding forced at least 100 families in southwestern Puerto Rico to seek shelter.

Authorities in the Dominican Republic evacuated more than 18,100 people after the storm destroyed several bridges and isolated at least 130 communities. Heavy rains and wind also damaged an estimated 3,500 homes.

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Associated Press writers Danica Coto in San Juan, Puerto Rico; Pierre-Richard Luxama in Grand Goave, Haiti; Anne-Marie Garcia in Havana; and Ezequiel Abiu Lopez in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, contributed to this report.

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