Sandy Blamed For Six Confirmed Deaths In NY; 2 Also Reported Dead In NJ
UPDATE: 12:58 p.m. October 30, 2012
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — 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.
Authorities were unable to get near the scene because it was deemed too dangerous to operate, authorities told WCBS 880.
A death was also reported in north central Connecticut, when a person was pinned under a tree on West Highland Road in Mansfield Monday afternoon, the Associated Press reported.
A tree also reportedly fell on person jogging near Prospect Park in Brooklyn. That person was hospitalized, but was expected to survive.
At least two deaths in New Jersey were linked to the storm. Authorities in Morris County said a man and a woman died after a tree fell on their pickup truck Monday evening in Mendham Township. Two children in the pickup were injured.