Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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October 31, 2012

Sandy moves west, leaving devastation, deaths in its wake

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NEW YORK —

In New York, Mayor Bloomberg, the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg News parent Bloomberg LP, Monday issued evacuation orders for 375,000 people and opened 76 shelters.

On 57th Street, a crane on a 90-story residential building under construction partially collapsed and was dangling over the street near Carnegie Hall. No injuries were reported.

With Lower Manhattan almost a ghost town for a second day, seawater cascaded into the still-gaping construction pit at the World Trade Center, the AP reported Tuesday.

Off North Carolina's Outer Banks, one person was killed and another was missing after the crew of the HMS Bounty, a replica of the vessel that was the scene of a 1789 mutiny, abandoned ship when it capsized in 18-foot seas.

In New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie ordered evacuations of coastal barrier islands and casinos in Atlantic City, which was flooded. A large number of people were stranded as water levels rose. Christie said further evacuations from Atlantic City and the barrier island would be impossible until daylight.

In Connecticut, New London Mayor Daryl Finizio told WFSB television that Sandy was worse than the Great New England Hurricane of 1938. That storm, which produced tides of as much as 25 feet, killed 564, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. New Haven radio station WTNH reported two state residents, a firefighter and an 80-year-old woman, killed from falling trees.

"Thousands of people are stranded," said Gov. Dannel Malloy at a news briefing Monday night.

In Maryland, Gov. Martin O'Malley said the state was fortunate to escape the worst blows of the storm. There were two fatalities — one caused by a traffic accident, the second by a felled tree — and the state will continue to face flooding in areas over the next two days, he said.

"We were not hit as hard as all of us had anticipated," he told reporters today. "We were fortunate to have been on the weaker end of this storm."

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