Super storm Sandy blamed for 2 deaths - New York News

Sandy blamed for 2 deaths on L.I.

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The powerful storm is being blamed for two deaths on Long Island.

Suffolk County Police say John Miller, 39, was killed when he was struck by a falling tree as he and his wife were in their driveway in Lloyd Harbor preparing to leave their home at about 7:30 p.m. Monday. His wife, nor his young children who were in a car, were not injured.

In Nassau County, police say Safar Shafinoori, 84, of Roslyn, was struck and killed Monday night by a falling tree while he was moving his car.

The storm's wrath left more than 800,000 Long Island Power Authority customers without power Monday night and thousands of residents evacuated low-laying areas.

The storm is expected to gradually decrease Tuesday as it moves western New York.

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