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AFTERMATH Sandy Death Toll Reaches 165 Seth Wenig / AP Photo

Sandy Death Toll Reaches 165

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.

November 2, 2012 4:45 AM