Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Over a dozen dead, over 5 million without power as Sandy pummels the East Coast

Monster Storm Sandy slammed into the East Coast Monday, killing at least 14 people, hurling a record-breaking 13-foot surge of seawater at New York City and knocking out power to an estimated 5.7 million people. 
The massive storm was downgraded from a hurricane after it barged ashore in southern New Jersey, bringing more than 85-mph winds and a roiling wall of seawater as it moved through New York City. It sent water surging into two major commuter tunnels and into subway stations and tracks. It was unclear how much water had come in.
The 14 deaths were reported in New Jersey, New York, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Some of the victims were killed by falling trees. Police in Toronto said a woman was killed by a falling sign as high winds closed in on Canada's largest city.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2012/10/29/millions-across-east-coast-brace-for-uperstorm-sandy/#ixzz2AlJtQJA