16 Confirmed Dead And 7 Million Still Powerless After Sandy
Superstorm Sandy crashed into the United States’ east coast last night and the effects of the massive natural disaster are continuing to be felt the morning after.
Superstorm Sandy smashed ashore last night, triggering floods, fires and devastation. Floods have hit homes and the New York subway system. More than 7 million customers in the Northeast are now without power. Over 15,000 flights cancelled throughout the country.
The death toll from superstorm Sandy has risen to 16 in the United States.
The deaths include five in New York, two in Maryland, two in Connecticut, three in New Jersey, two in Pennsylvania, one in West Virginia, and one from the HMS Bounty replica.
There’s also been a death in Canada.
Earlier, 67 people were killed in the Caribbean, including 51 in Haiti.
That brings the overall death toll from Sandy to 84.
Shelters are available throughout the tri-state area for those displaced from the storm, and the Red Cross has also provided a way for those without power to let their families in other places know that they are ok.
Hopefully everyone is staying as safe as possible.
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