NEW YORK - North American deaths from Sandy, the massive storm
that tore through the US East Coast, rose to at least 76 on Thursday as deaths
reported in New York City jumped substantially.
The latest New York City
death count has risen to 34, New York City police said on Thursday morning.
Fifteen of the city's dead were found on Staten Island, whose south-eastern
flank took the full brunt of the Atlantic storm surge.
The storm, at one
point extending 1,000 miles (1,609 km) in diameter, has wound down into a broad
weather system that is making its way north into Canada. It knocked out power
for millions and crippled transportation systems along the densely populated
coastal region. The last of its effect are being felt over the Appalachian