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Remembering Some Of The Lives Lost In Sandy

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Here are a couple of the stories behind the numbers. Glenda Moore(ph) tried to escape the water with her two sons, age 2 and 4. The car stalled. She left her car with her boys - carrying a toddler, holding the older one's hand. Surging floodwaters 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 NPR.

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