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Bloomberg: 10 Dead in NYC from Storm, Days Before Power Restored

By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the death toll in the city from the huge storm is up to 10.

He also says it could be three days or more before power is restored to hundreds of thousands of people now in the dark. He is giving no estimate on when public transit would be running, though he expects some buses be running later Tuesday.

The megastorm Sandy caused 13-foot storm surges in Manhattan. Trees also fell throughout the area.

New York City is starting to clean up after the storm hit late Monday into Tuesday causing flooding, high winds and major power outages.