Six Hurricane Sandy deaths in NY, two more reported in NJ

Just the news, and it’s hard to report. According to the CBS New York website (my paragraphing):

Superstorm Sandy is being blamed for six confirmed deaths in New York State, including two children in Westchester County and a man in Queens. CBS 2′s Lou Young reported that two children, ages 11 and 13, were killed in North Salem. The two boys were playing outside a small bungalow when a 3-foot-long tree came crashing down on Bloomer Road around 6:45 p.m. The two children were killed instantly, CBS 2′s Tony Aiello reported.

Meanwhile, another victim in Queens died in a fatal accident that happened outside 47-34 166th Street and Lithonia Avenue in East Flushing. Police said the 29-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

A fourth victim died in Ulster County, in the Mid-Hudson region. Details about the fifth victim were not immediately learned.

A woman was found dead at 134th Street and 105th Avenue just off the Van Wyck Expressway, FDNY confirmed to WCBS 880. Fire officials said the woman was electrocuted on electrical wires.

There’s more in the story, including news from New Jersey and Connecticut. So far, trees and electrical wires (and one traffic accident) are the causes. Hopefully this will be the worst, but news is slow. I’m looking for information about landfall relative to high tide. If anyone has that information, please do pass me a link.

Good luck, all. Our prayers are with you.

GP

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