Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy's Death Toll Rises to 10 in NYC

Water Rushes into the Carey Tunnel in NYC Yesterday Evening (Getty Images)

The death toll from Hurricane Sandy's impact on New York City's 5 boroughs has risen to 10 as of this writing:

- A 30 year old man in Flushing, Queens died when a tree crashed through his home

- A 23 year old woman in South Richmond Hill, Queens, was electrocuted when she stepped into a puddle draped by a live wire

- A 70 year old woman was found in a flooded home on 98th Street in Queens

- An off-duty NYPD officer drowned in Staten Island while trying to reach loved ones who had taken shelter in the attic of their flooded home

- A 13 year old girl was found dead on a lawn on Staten Island

- A 55 year old man was found dead inside a business on Broad Street early this morning.  NYPD believes his body floated into the building from the outside

- A 75 year old woman died in her Gramercy Park home when her respirator stopped after the electricity went out 

- A man and a woman, both 24 years old, were killed in Brooklyn by a falling tree near Ditmas Avenue and E. 18th Street

- A man in his 50s was found dead in a car in a flooded basement parking garage in Tribeca

Across the entire Northeast, the death toll from Hurricane Sandy currently stands at 39.  Most of those people were killed by falling trees and/or tree limbs.  Let's also not forget that 69 people were killed as a result of Sandy when the system traversed the Caribbean last week.

Our thoughts and prayers will certainly remain with the folks across the Northeast who are only just beginning to pick up the pieces after Hurricane Sandy.

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