In the days before Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast of the United States, it made a disastrous run through the Caribbean. Just after midnight, on the morning of October 25, 2012, Hurricane Sandy made landfall in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba's second-largest city, devastating the area overnight. The storm blew for 6 hours, with winds of over 100 mph, it was Cuba's second-biggest storm in history.
The result was catastrophic. These photos capture the immediate damage left in the wake of Sandy, and the state of Santiago on year later, in 2013. Now, Santiago continues to rebuild, but many do not have the resources to do so. Although the wreckage remains, life has returned to normal in many ways.
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