(NBC News) The death toll in the United States from Superstorm Sandy rose to 109 victims on Friday, as Pennsylvania reported four additional deaths and New York City reported two more fatalities. Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned: “There could be more fatalities.”
Two bodies were recovered Friday on Staten Island. The toll in the nation’s largest city is now 41 deaths, according to the governor’s office. However, the New York Police Department had reported 40 deaths in the city.
Half of the city’s deaths were on Staten Island and Bloomberg noted the deaths there of two brothers swept from their mother’s arms in the storm surge.
“It just breaks your heart to think about it,” Bloomberg said.