Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Two Children Killed By Fallen Tree During Hurricane Sandy — So Sad

Hurricane Sandy has claimed nearly 30 deaths since barreling towards the East Coast, including two boys crushed by a tree outside their home in Westchester County. Two families in Westchester County, New York are suffering tragic tragic losses after a tree outside their home came crashing down on top of Jack Baumler, 11, and neighbour, Michael Robson, 13 on Oct. 28, killing both boys instantly. The kids were playing outside of their home around 6:45 p.m. on Oct. 28, when the tree toppled over. Sandy brought other tree-related fatalities as well, including a 30-year-old man who was killed when a tree fell on his house in Flushing, Queens. The aftermath of the hurricane also lead to other life-threatening situations, including loose electrical wires. A woman on 134th street in Manhattan was electrocuted to death from falling wires. New York City responders were working as hard and tirelessly as they could during the severe storm, receiving nearly 1,000 calls every half an hour. Since barreling towards the East Coast on Oct. 27, Hurricane Sandy has claimed 33 U.S. deaths so far, and more than 7 million people are without power. Such a tragic story. Our thoughts are with the Baumler and Robson families during this time, as well as all families affected by Hurricane Sandy.

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