Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Superstorm Sandy killed 16 in U.S., more than 7.5 million deprived of electricity

NEW YORK (Tue, Oct 30) – Reported by madn3wz
Superstorm Sandy killed 16 in U.S., more than 7.5 million deprived of electricity
As per the latest figures; the death toll in the United States reached 16 as Superstorm Sandy continued to cause mayhem. Meanwhile, one death was also reported from Canada.
The Frankenstorm Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the U.S. The deadly Hurricane Sandy has also left more than 7.5 million people without electricity.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says backup power has been lost at New York University hospital and the city is working to move people out. Bloomberg was talking in a news conference Monday night and said rain was pointed off in the city and the storm outpouring was expected to withdraw by midnight. The hospital complex is near the East River in an area of lower Manhattan where flooding has been reported.
The 16 deaths were reported in the states of New Jersey, New York, Maryland, North Carolina, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Some of the victims were killed by falling trees. One person also killed in Canada due to storm.

More than 1 million people across a dozen states were under orders to evacuate as the gigantic system continued to digger westward.
Sandy, which was especially imposing because of its wide-raging winds, brought a record surge of almost 14 feet (4.2 meters) to downtown Manhattan, well above the previous record of 10 feet (3 meters) during Hurricane Donna in 1960, the National Weather Service said.

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