Superstorm Sandy death toll at 44

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What was once a home is now a big pile of debris in a New Dorp Beach neighborhood on Staten Island. Superstorm Sandy battered this southern most borough of New York City. And many survivors in this hard-hit area are angry at relief response. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano toured Staten Island area on Friday. She explains that relief supplies had been prepositioned prior to the storm but all of the centers and the places of distribution were not established right - right away


by Katie Hustad

(CNN) -- The New York City Medical Examiner's office has added one more death to the list of people who died during Superstorm Sandy last year -- bringing the total to 44.
The latest addition is a 62-year-old man who drowned.

Sandy left a trail of devastation last fall, and caused about $65 billion in losses.