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Hurricane Irene blamed for at least 38 deaths

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Hurricane Irene has been blamed for 40 deaths so far. Many of the victims were killed by falling trees or limbs, or were watching the storm and were washed away and drowned. Others were electrocuted.

CONNECTICUT (2)

. In Prospect, 89-year-old Charlotte Levine was killed early Sunday when a falling tree limb pulled power lines onto her house and started a fire.

. In Bristol, 46-year-old Shane Seaver died after he and another man went canoeing down a flooded street and the canoe capsized. Seaver's body washed ashore late Sunday in Plainville.

DELAWARE (2)

. In Hockessin, police found the bodies of two men who had sent a text message to a friend saying they were running through Irene during the height of the storm.

FLORIDA (2)

. In Volusia County, 55-year-old Frederick Fernandez died Saturday off New Smyrna Beach after he was tossed off his surfboard by massive waves caused by Irene.

. In Flagler County, tourist James Palmer, 55, of New Jersey died Saturday in rough surf.

MARYLAND (1)

. In Queen Anne's County, Md., 85-year-old Anne Bell was killed when a tree knocked a chimney through the glass roof of the sunroom where she was sitting.

MASSACHUSETTS (1)

. In Southbridge, public works employee Richard Gorgone, 52, was electrocuted Monday when he touched a railing on his front porch that was electrified by downed power lines.

NEW JERSEY (6)

. Michael Kenwood, an emergency medical technician, died of injuries after being knocked over by floodwaters in Princeton.

. Celena Sylvestri, 20, of Quinton called her boyfriend and then 911 early Sunday seeking help getting out of her flooded car in Pilesgrove. Her body was found eight hours later in the vehicle, about 150 feet off the road.

. The body of Ronald Dawkins, a 47-year-old postal worker, was found after he abandoned his partially submerged vehicle Sunday and stepped into a hidden drainage creek.

. Scott Palecek, 39, was walking in Wanaque when a pipe broke loose and swept him away in floodwaters Sunday.

. The body of Jorge Hernandez, 25, of Point Pleasant Beach was found Monday in a Manasquan River inlet jetty.

. The body of another man was found in Manasquan River inlet in Point Pleasant Beach on Monday. His identity was not immediately determined.

NEW YORK (8)

. Rozalia Gluck, 82, of Brooklyn drowned in a cottage in the Catskills community of Fleischmanns.

. A man in his 50s was electrocuted in Spring Valley when he tried to help a child who had gone into a flooded street with downed wires.

. Sharon Stein, 68, drowned in a creek as she and her husband were evacuating their New Scotland home Sunday.

. 68-year-old Joseph Rocco of East Islip drowned while windsurfing in Bellport Bay.

. A man died after his inflatable boat capsized on the Croton River.

. The body of Jose Sierra, 68, of the Bronx was found at a marina Sunday.

. The bodies of Mikita Fox, 23, and Danine Swamp were pulled from a river in Altona after their vehicle plunged into the water while crossing a storm-damaged bridge.

NORTH CAROLINA (6)

. Katherine Morales Cruz, 15, of Manassas Park, Va., died Saturday in a collision at an intersection where Hurricane Irene had knocked out power to the traffic lights.

. Ricky Webb, 63, who lived on a farm near Nashville, was killed after a tree limb fell on him when he went outside to feed his horse Saturday.

. Tim Avery, 50, was found sitting in a chair facing the television after strong winds toppled a tree onto his Ayden home.

. Jose Manuel Farabia Corona, 21, of Dover died in a Pitt County traffic accident after his SUV went off a road and slammed into trees Saturday.

. Sabrina Anne Jones, 26, of Clinton died when a tree fell on a car carrying her, her husband and their young daughter on Saturday in Sampson County.

. Deputies recovered the body of Melton Robinson Jr., who had been missing since falling or jumping into the Cape Fear River as storms reached North Carolina.

PENNSYLVANIA (5)

. Michael Scerarko, 44, was killed Sunday when a tree fell on him in his yard.

. A 58-year-old Harrisburg man was killed Sunday when a tree toppled onto his tent.

. A man in a camper was crushed by a tree in northeastern Pennsylvania's Luzerne County.

. A motorist was killed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike when he lost control of his car during the storm in Carbon County.

. The body of Patricia O'Neill, 64, of East Norriton was discovered Sunday in the Wissahickon Creek, about a half-mile from where her car was found in the flooded waterway.

VERMONT (3)

. The body of Rutland Water Treatment Plant supervisor Michael Joseph Garofano was recovered Monday, a day after he was checking on a water system intake in Mendon. His son, Michael, 24, is missing.

. A body recovered from the Deerfield River is believed to be that of a woman who fell in while watching flooding in Wilmington.

. Police said another man was found dead in Lake Rescue in Ludlow.

VIRGINIA (4)

. 11-year-old Zahir Robinson was killed when a tree crashed through his apartment.

. James Blackwell, 67, of Brodnax was killed when a tree fell across a car Saturday.

. A man died at a Hopewell hospital Saturday after a tree fell on a house he was in.

. William P. Washington , 57, of King William County was killed when a tree fell on him as he was cutting another tree Saturday night.

Hurricane Irene blamed for at least 38 deaths 08/29/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 12:27am]
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