Sandy Death Toll Tops 30 in U.S.

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The official death toll in the U.S. from the superstorm Sandy climbed to 35 by Tuesday, with most of the fatalities being attributed to falling trees. The storm continued on its path through Pennsylvania, cutting power to about 8 million people. The storm’s winds weakened to about 45 miles per hour, but forecasters were still warning that more flooding could be on the way especially as Sandy makes her way towards the Great Lakes. New Jersey and New York City bore the brunt of the storm with whole neighborhoods underwater and the transit systems shut down indefinitely.