Sandy Death Toll Tops 50 in U.S.

    Image #: 19934937    A man stands on a deck inspecting debris and storm damage from Hurricane Sandy on Captree Island, south of Fire Island, New York, October 30, 2012.  Millions of people were left reeling in the aftermath of the whipping winds and heavy rains of the massive storm Sandy on Tuesday as New York City and many parts of the eastern United States struggled with epic flooding and extensive power outages.    REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)       REUTERS /LUCAS JACKSON /LANDOV

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    The death toll from Hurricane Sandy climbed to at least 50 in the U.S. early Wednesday morning, with at least 22 of those deaths occurring in New York City—and although the storm weakened as it moved inland, blizzard warnings were still in effect for parts of Virginia. While New York and New Jersey dried out from the storm, Sandy hit the mountains of West Virginia and North Carolina, bringing a record 14-16 inches of snow to the Tennessee-North Carolina border.  Around 22 percent of New York City still had no power by Wednesday morning, and an estimated 90 percent of Long Island were in the dark.

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