Remembering Some Of The Lives Lost In Sandy

Nov 2, 2012
Originally published on November 2, 2012 10:43 am



We've been giving you the number of dead from Hurricane Sandy. More than 90 people have been killed by the storm. Over 40 of those deaths were in New York and many on Staten Island, across the harbor from Manhattan.


Here are a couple of the stories behind the numbers. Glenda Moore(ph) tried to escape the water with her two sons, age two and four. The car stalled. She left her car with her boys, carrying a toddler, holding the older one's hand. Surging flood waters swept the boys away. The mother survived.

MONTAGNE: And then there is John Filapovich(ph), a 20-year-old Marine, and his father John. They decided to brave the storm despite orders to evacuate. They were found dead together in their swamped basement, hugging. This is NPR News. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.