Superstorm Sandy set records in the damage it wreaked as it churned up the East Coast. The storm is now heading inland and even though it still poses a flooding threat, its winds are diminishing.
But last week, when Sandy was still a hurricane, it ran roughshod through the Caribbean, causing extensive damage in Cuba and Haiti.
11 people died in Cuba, and the state-run media said at least 150,000 homes were damaged. The interior of the country suffered major flooding and a major effort was underway to ship food and building materials to the areas that were hardest hit.
In Haiti the situation is potentially more dire with at least 52 people already dead from storm-related causes. Even though the impoverished island didn't suffer a direct hit from the hurricane, rains there caused major flooding and destroyed many crops.
We reached Dr. Megan Coffee, an infectious disease specialist who operates a government clinic in Port au Prince, Haiti's capital.