67 lives claimed by Hurricane Sandy

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As Hurricane Sandy rips through Northeast America, 67 lives have been claimed in addition to "765,000 in seven states with no electricity," says CNN.

Hurricane Sandy, the superstorm threatening over 50 millions lives is speeding toward New York City Monday. According to CBS News, Sandy is a category 1 hurricane, with maximum winds at 90 mph.

Before the storm's landfall in New York, Sandy's high winds had knocked power out of half a million Americans in several states mid-Monday. Hurricane Sandy has claimed 67 lives already, with 51 of those deaths in Haiti.

In the United States, Hurricane Sandy has caused "schools to shut down, businesses shuttered and mass transit suspended," CNN said. Of all seven states out of electricity, New York and New Jersey have been facing the most outages. In addition to rain, 2 to 3 feet of snow is forecast in parts of West Virginia, according to CBS News.

President Barack Obama made a statement Monday warning Americans on the severity of the storm, "Please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. When they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. Don't delay, don't pause, don't question the instructions that are being given, because this is a powerful storm."

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