Soggy Jamaica cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy: Death toll rises
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Work crews in rain-soaked Jamaica cleared debris and downed power lines left in Hurricane Sandy's wake while trying to restore electricity to more than half of the Caribbean country on Thursday.
Curfews were lifted and international airports reopened under cloudy skies, which still unleashed occasional downpours. People in hard-hit shantytowns struggled to repair battered homes after sheet metal roofs blew off.
Authorities said the full extent of damage was still unknown in Jamaica, where some major roads were still impassable. It would likely be days before life in many residential areas returned to normal.
Sandy was blamed for the death of an elderly man in Jamaica who was crushed by a boulder. In Haiti, officials said there were nine deaths, including a man and two women who died while trying to cross storm-swollen rivers in southwestern Haiti.