At least 50 people have died in the devastation wreaked by Superstorm Sandy – including two children killed instantly by a falling tree.
The children – named locally as Jack Baumler, 11, and Michael Robson, 13 – were crushed by the toppled tree as they played inside their home in Westchester County, New York state, at 6:45 p.m. on Monday.
Other fatalities include a woman who was electrocuted to death by falling wires on Manhattan’s 134th Street and a 29-year-old man who was killed in a car crash in Queens.
A man was crushed by a falling tree in Ulster County, New York State, and one death has been reported in Connecticut and two people were killed when their pick-up was crushed by a falling tree in New Jersey.
Police in Toronto said a woman was killed by a falling sign as high winds closed in on Canada’s largest city.
A 30-year-old man was killed when a tree fell on his house on 166th Street in Flushing, New York City.
Meanwhile a 62-year-old man was killed as he let his dog out on his porch in Oley, Pennsylvania.
An 8-year-old boy died when he was crushed by a falling tree in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.
And a jogger was reportedly hospitalized after being crushed by a falling tree in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.