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Daily News Blog (Live Updates): Tracking Hurricane Sandy

New York’s Hurricane Sandy death toll climbed to 39 Thursday as the city struggled to find some sort of post-superstorm normalcy. As Mayor Bloomberg spoke at a City Hall news conference, searchers on Staten Island recovered the bodies of the two Staten Island boys lost Monday as their mom tried to rescue the doomed pair as the floodwaters rose around their SUV.

“Terrible. Absolutely terrible,” said NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly. “It just compounds all the tragic aspects of this horrific event.” The Moore boys, Connor, 4, and Brandon, 2, were swept from their mother Glenda’s arms on Father Capodanno Boulevard.  The bodies were recovered about 20 yards apart Thursday morning in a marsh near McLaughlin St. – where their mother came out to identify the bodies in a heart-rending reunion.

An elderly couple was also found dead inside a partially submerged car on Staten Island as the city’s smallest borough continued to suffer a disproportionate amount of death and destruction. Gov. Cuomo said he would not be surprised if the death toll from Hurricane Sandy rises as the cleanup continues.

As the blackout entered its fourth day for some New Yorkers, officials said power would be restored by Saturday to lower Manhattan. Turning the lights back on will take a little longer in the outer boroughs and northern suburbs. About 650,000 people remained without power Thursday…….Learn More

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