Massive loss of life becomes clear with least 59 confirmed dead after Sandy flooded homes, felled trees and downed power lines

Massive loss of life becomes clear with least 59 confirmed dead after Sandy flooded homes, felled trees and downed power lines

 

Tragic: Jacob Vogelman (left) and Jessie Streich-Kest were crushed by a falling tree as they walked their dog in Brooklyn in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy

Tragic: Jacob Vogelman ( above left) and Jessie Streich-Kest were crushed by a falling tree as they walked their dog in Brooklyn in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy

 
Jessie Streich-Kest
Friends: Mr Vogelman (above) and Ms Streich-Kest (below) were not found until early on Tuesday morning
Jessie Streich-Kest
 
Dog lover and political activist: Jessie Streich-Kest was killed by a falling tree when our walking her dog, Max

Dog lover and political activist: Jessie Streich-Kest was killed by a falling tree when our walking her dog, Max

 
Shockwaves: Scene of the tree fall in Ditmas Park that killed dog walkers Ms Streich-Kest and Mr Vogelman

Shockwaves: Scene of the tree fall in Ditmas Park that killed dog walkers Ms Streich-Kest and Mr Vogelman

Buried: Emergency services remove the two bodies from beneath the tree in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

Buried: Emergency services remove the two bodies from beneath the tree in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

Dangerous: Ms Abraham was electrocuted when a length of power line brought down by the storm in Richmond Hill, Queens, started sparking

Dangerous: A woman was electrocuted when a length of power line brought down by the storm in Richmond Hill, Queens, started sparking.

Tragedy: A large tree is felled in Tottenville - the area was in one of the state's mandatory evacuation zones

Tragedy: A large tree is felled in Tottenville – the area was in one of the state’s mandatory evacuation zones.

 

  • Off-duty NYPD officer Artur Kasprzak drowned saving seven family members, including 15-month-old son 
  • Two friends in Brooklyn, Jessie Streich-Kest, 24, and Jacob Vogelman, 23, struck by tree while walking their dog – but bodies were not discovered until next day
  • Two-year-old and four-year-old feared dead after mother’s SUV flipped, while at least three children killed by falling trees
  • Elderly residents also succumbed to storm’s strength including Herminia St John, 75, who died when her respirator stopped during power cut
  • Lauren Abraham, 23, was electrocuted by a downed power cable having gone out to take photographs
  • Tony Laino, 29, was killed in his bed when a tree crashed through his house
  • Richard Everett, 54, and his wife Elizabeth killed in their car by falling tree in Mendham, New Jersey as their children looked on

 

For full article and additional photos, click the link above which was written and published by Dailymail.co.uk on October 31, 2012

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