Sandy Death Toll Reaches 165

    Sheila and Dominic Traina hug in front of their home which was demolished during Superstorm Sandy in Staten Island, N.Y., Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.  Mayor Michael Bloomberg has come under fire for pressing ahead with the New York City Marathon. Some New Yorkers say holding the 26.2-mile race would be insensitive and divert police and other important resources when many are still suffering from Superstorm Sandy. The course runs from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on hard-hit Staten Island to Central Park, sending runners through all five boroughs. The course will not be changed, since there was little damage along the route.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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    The new overall death toll from Hurricane Sandy jumped to a startling 165 casualties Friday—with 96 deaths in the U.S. alone. According to FEMA administrator Craig Fugate, more than $18 million in federal aid money has been disbursed so far, with more reportedly on the way. From the Caribbean to the eastern United States, damaged areas are struggling to regain electricity as local providers estimate 3.529 million customers are still powerless. In an effort to help recover after the storm, the Red Cross has sent 4,000 workers across the nation to offer relief.

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