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Devastation in Cuba Following Hurricane Sandy

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People walk on a street littered with debris after Hurricane Sandy hit Santiago de Cuba October 26, 2012. The Cuban government said on Thursday night that 11 people died when the storm barrelled across the island, most killed by falling trees or in building collapses in Santiago de Cuba province and neighbouring Guantanamo province. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan (CUBA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Hurricane Sandy hit Cuba hard.

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The storm ripped through Santiago, in the southern end of the island, damaging an estimated 230,000 homes and leaving 11 Cubans dead.

Sandy also wiped out thousands of acres of staple crops. Now concerns are growing that food will become scarce.

Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with the BBC's Sarah Rainsford who is in Santiago.