Death toll in U.S. rises to 113 from Hurricane Sandy: 2.7 million, across 15 states, still without power

November 4, 2012NEW YORKLife was returning to normal in parts of New York and New Jersey, five days after Hurricane Sandy hit, but other areas were dark and isolated, authorities said. About 2.7 million customers in 15 states and the District of Columbia were without power Saturday, with at least some facing perhaps another week before it is restored, CNN reported. The U.S. death toll from Hurricane Sandy rose Saturday, reaching 113, the Los Angeles Times reported, up from 97 Friday. The newspaper said 48 of the deaths were in New York, followed by New Jersey with 24, Pennsylvania 14, Maryland 11, West Virginia seven and Connecticut four, North Carolina two, Virginia two and New Hampshire one. Residents of many beach towns on the South Shore of Long Island were waiting for power to be restored, and even for some sign someone was in charge, The New York Times reported. Vikki Quinn’s house in Long Beach was flooded and her possessions were piled in the yard. “I just keep waiting for someone with a megaphone and a car to just tell us what to do,” she told the Times. “I’m lost.” President Barack Obama convened a meeting of top emergency officials in Washington, with Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey, Andrew Cuomo of New York and Dannel Malloy of Connecticut joining by telephone. White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters members of the Cabinet reported on their meetings with local officials, first responders and citizens, and the president spoke individually during the meeting with the governors and local officials, asking whether there are “additional federal resources that could be brought to bear to meet some of the needs in their communities.” Earnest said the president also got a briefing from the National Weather Service on a storm forecast to reach the U.S. Northeast Wednesday. Forecasters said the system could come with high winds, substantial rainfall and perhaps cooler temperatures. Lights were back on Saturday in most of Manhattan. Subway trains began running between Manhattan and the Long Island boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens for the first time since the storm flooded the tunnels under the East River, the Times said. Cuomo said about 60 percent of those in New York who lost power had it back by Saturday. On Long Island, however, more than half of the 1.2 million homes and businesses affected by the storm were still in the dark. “We are getting through it,” Cuomo said at a news briefing. “The worst is behind us.” Gas remained in short supply. Cuomo said 8 million gallons had been delivered, with 28 million more expected from commercial sources and 12 million from the Defense Department. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and other top officials were to visit some of the worst-hit areas. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Friday announced the opening of the first of several disaster assistance service centers that will provide information about applying for emergency social and economic benefits. All of the centers will be operated by the city’s Human Resources Administration in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and will be open seven days a week. As of Friday afternoon, more than 98,000 people in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut had registered for federal assistance and more than $40 million in aid has been approved, a statement by the Federal Emergency Management Agency said. New York City inspectors are posting color-coded placards on buildings and homes to warn people not to enter some buildings. –Equities
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20 Responses to Death toll in U.S. rises to 113 from Hurricane Sandy: 2.7 million, across 15 states, still without power

  1. HolyTruthWarrior says:

    Hello Alvin
    Thank God we have power after four days and have only a few branches down. The Lord shielded us. The night the power went out I turned to the Word. I felt led to read Psalms. I thought of the date hmm the 29th. Well hear it is…God speaks loudly about what this storm was all about.
    Psalm 29:1-11 NKJV

    Give unto the Lord, O you mighty ones, Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. The voice of the Lord is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; Thebes Lord is over many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; The voice of the Lord is full of majesty. The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars, Yes, the Lord splinters the cedars of Lebanon. He makes them also skip like a calf, Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox. The voice of the Lord divides the flames of fire. The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; The Lord shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh. The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth, And strips the forests bare; And in His temple everyone says, Glory! The Lord sat enthroned at the Flood, And the Lord sits as King forever. The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace. -

    -

    • HolyTruthWarrior says:

      One of the rescued from the ocean waves was a deer trapped between the water and the shore not knowing where to run. How odd seeing a deer by the ocean. God mentioned a deer in the psalm. Hmm what do think? A sign to me to confirm! Everywhere I went and everything we needed was put right in our path. He rescued us as someone rescued the deer. Praise God.

    • Glad you made it through HTW.

      Best wishes for the region getting back to normal.

      God bless
      Alvin

  2. jade says:

    i predict a riot!

  3. Stefan says:

    Just heard that another storm will hit the same area. Less powerful, but with all the dammage….not good at all.

    I feel sorry for all victims…dead and the ones with trashed and flooded homes….

  4. Kaos says:

    Hi Alvin,

    Any thoughts?

    http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov//data/REPROCESSING/Completed/2012/c3/20121104/20121104_1206_c3_1024.jpg

    This image has been doctored.

    Do you think something is being hidden??
    I keep seeing CME impacts on solarham but no word on whats caused them…

    Kaos

  5. Sam Beckett says:

    The pole shift is accelerating & causing weather to get “stranger”, more catastrophic, powerful & frequent in numbers. We have what used to be VERY rare weather, such as Sandy happening on the east coast to very frequent. This apocalyptic weather on the east coast & a hot winter on the west coast is all due to the pole shift. Here in California, it has been high 80′s low 90′s & still forecasted for this all week again..never in history here in California has it been this hot this time of the year. As Dec 21st gets closer, it will just get worse.

  6. Dennis E. says:

    This is a learning lesson for what is to come…………….
    As vast as this storm was and the number of people affected, it is not going to be the same for a long time.

    Listening to news reports, even personal comments by the news anchors from the tri-state area, nearly everything they held precious, historic family memories and events has been shaken………….and taken by this storm and I do not mean to be insensative, it is almost as if another 9-11 has happened…………

    Many have lost everything they have and may never recover fully in this lifetime.
    Many only have clothes on their backs.
    It is important to have that thought in back of all our minds and have the belief and the drive to continue and not wait for help because help may not come.
    We would need assess our situation and adapt to it………and help each other.

    Just my opinion………

  7. Me says:

    Even before fema got there, it’s nice to hear that the Occupy Movement had mobilized and were helping with recovery efforts. :) http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/35/45/all_stormoccupy_2012_11_09_bk.html

  8. gabe says:

    im in new jersey..i just got my lights back..im so happy

  9. Irene C says:

    Recovery is going to take a long time. And this next storm coming in isn’t going to help any. It’s times like these I really wish I were a younger woman again so I could take my chainsaw and work gloves and go and help where I can. As it is, all I can do is pray and donate whatever I can. My heart goes out to all affected.

  10. Dennis B. says:

    Greetings from NJ Alvin, here is an article from the Star Ledger of NJ: 48 Hours before, during and after Sandy. It capture the fury of mother nature:
    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/11/48_hours_before_during_and_aft.html#incart_maj-story-1
    GB,
    Dennis

  11. barry says:

    Praying for the folks that are struggling with this disaster… Hope they find a warm place before this nor eastern hits next week, and stocks up on gas for their generators before it’s too late…

  12. barb says:

    cannot stop thinking about what these folks are going through.

    we are all just a grain of sand against mother nature

    http://www.boston.com/news/nation/2012/11/05/small-quake-rattles-towns-wake-sandy/SEpvRiHHPhWrr84jgLebzK/story.html

  13. Craig says:

    Frightening to think that this is one area a couple of days after the event. Imagine what it would be like if it was a worldwide event…..scary. Prepping doesn’t seem like too bad an idea now.

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