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Officials: At least 43 killed as a result of Hurricane Irene

By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) -- Emergency officials report at least 43 people in 12 states have died as a result of Hurricane Irene.

New York -- 8

New Jersey -- 7

North Carolina -- 6

Pennsylvania -- 5

Virginia -- 4

Vermont -- 3

Connecticut -- 2

Delaware -- 2

Maryland -- 2

Florida -- 2

Massachusetts -- 1

New Hampshire -- 1

Authorities are trying to determine whether an additional death reported in New York is connected to the storm.

Here is a state-by-state breakdown:

New York

-- New York had eight deaths in the hurricane, Bill Peat, spokesman for the New York State Office of Emergency Management told CNN Tuesday. Details on the two deaths most recently added were not immediately available.

-- Among those who died in New York was a 50-year-old man who was electrocuted Sunday while trying to aid a father and son who came in contact with a downed power line on a flooded street in Spring Valley in southern New York, police said.

-- The body of a woman who apparently drowned after she either fell or was swept into a storm-swollen creek was recovered Sunday near New Scotland, New York State Police said. Sharon Stein, 68, of Clarksville, was last seen exiting her residence to load belongings into the vehicle as she and her husband were preparing to evacuate due to the rising water level in Onesquethaw Creek, New York State police said.

-- A man in Croton, New York, died Sunday while boating along with four others down the Croton River, said Lt. Russel Harper, a spokesman for the Croton police. The boat overturned in the strong rapids. The 53-year-old man was found dead after a three-hour rescue effort. The other men were pulled safely from the water.

-- The body of Jose Sierra, 68, was pulled out of the water in the Bronx on Sunday afternoon, the New York City Police Department said. He was pronounced dead with no indication of foul play, an NYPD spokesman said.

-- Two people driving in Altona, near the Canadian border, died in the storm, police said. An investigation found that Mikita Fox, 23, of Ontario, and Danine Swamp, 24, of Nedrow, New York, "failed to observe that the roadway, traversing a bridge over the Great Chazy River, had partially washed away as a result of the intense rain," New York State Police said in a statement. "As the vehicle entered the bridge it was pulled into the river as a result of the extreme current and water level. The vehicle was carried approximately 1,000 feet down stream."

-- In addition, authorities are working to determine whether the drowning death of a windsurfer whose body was discovered Sunday in New York's Bellport Bay is related to Irene, Suffolk County Police said. This death is not included in the fatality count until the determination is complete.


-- A man was electrocuted in Southbridge after he touched the railing of an aluminum porch that also had been struck by a power line, said Peter Judge, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.


-- The bodies of two 25-year-olds in Mill Creek were recovered, the New Castle County Police Department said. Gov. Jack Markell's office said the two had been "missing since Saturday night in the wake of Hurricane Irene." In a statement, Markell said, "While we had hoped and prayed our state would get through this dangerous hurricane without the loss of life, we now know that is not the case. I offer my condolences to the families and friends of Christopher Valentine and Jean Baptista, as I know this will be a time of great difficulty for their families and those close to them." Police said the Medical Examiner's Office will determine the manner and cause of death.


-- One person was killed in an overnight traffic accident in Carbon County, said Ruth Miller, a spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.

-- In separate incidents, a man in a camper and a man in a tent were crushed when trees fell on them, Miller said.

-- A 64-year-old woman was found dead Sunday by Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania, police after her family grew concerned when she did not show up for work. Her body was found a half-mile from where her car was abandoned in a deluged creek, police said.

-- Miller did not immediately have details on the fifth death, but said it was a storm-related fatality.


-- Gov. Dan Malloy told reporters that state police were reporting an apparent storm-related fatality "related to downed wires."

-- A man in Bristol, Connecticut, was killed Sunday when the canoe he and another man were riding in failed to clear a bridge on the Pequabuck River and flipped, Bristol Police Department spokesman Edward Spyros said. The man's death appeared to be an accidental drowning. The other man surfaced alive.


-- Witnesses spotted a 55-year-old surfer face down in the water Saturday off New Smyrna Beach, Florida, said Capt. Tamara Marris, a spokeswoman for the Volusia County Beach Patrol. He was nonresponsive and had a large cut on his head when emergency personnel examined him. Marris said the death was connected to the storm because "the surf that we had this morning was a remnant of Hurricane Irene."

-- A visitor from New Jersey drowned in rough surf just north of Flagler Beach on Saturday, the Flagler County Sheriff's Office said. James Palmer, 55, was at the beach with his wife, daughter and son when he went into the surf. His family lost sight of him, and about 10 minutes later a surfer noticed the man floating in the water, said Debra Johnson, spokeswoman for the sheriff's office.


-- A woman in Queenstown, Maryland, died Saturday night after a large tree knocked a chimney through the roof of her home, crushing her, according to Kevin Aftung, the chief of emergency Services for Queen Anne's County.

-- An Ellicott City man died overnight Monday in what appears to be a case of carbon monoxide poisoning produced by a generator, Howard County Police said. The man's daughter, who had been staying with a friend, told authorities the family's home lost power early Sunday during the storm.

New Jersey

-- New Jersey State Police said the death toll related to Hurricane Irene stands at seven.

-- Among the seven was a woman killed when floodwater swept away her car, Gov. Chris Christie said Sunday. Christie had said earlier that a firefighter was killed while attempting a water rescue, but later said he was given "bad information." The firefighter remains in intensive care.

-- A 47-year-old Orange, New Jersey, man died after leaving his submerged car to wade through floodwater to reach the post office where he worked, Kearny police said. The man's co-workers said that shortly before the entrance to the building, the man stepped into a concealed drainage creek and disappeared. Despite a two-hour rescue effort and an attempt by one of his co-workers to save him, the man's body was found about 100 yards from his car.

North Carolina

-- One person was killed when a tree fell on a car driving down a highway in Sampson County, North Carolina, state emergency management spokesman Ernie Seneca said.

-- A child died in a car crash at an intersection in Goldsboro, North Carolina, where the hurricane had knocked out power to the traffic light, Goldsboro Police Capt. Anthony Carmon said. The crash occurred when a car carrying a family drove through the intersection and struck another vehicle, Carmon said. Several people inside the car sustained injuries.

-- A motorist died after he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree in Pitt County, Seneca said.

-- A man feeding livestock in Nash County died when he was struck by a tree limb, Seneca said.

-- A man in Onslow County died of a heart attack as he put plywood over his windows in preparation for the storm, Seneca said.

-- A sixth person was killed in North Carolina, Gov. Bev Perdue said. CNN affiliate WITN reported that the man was found dead in Pitt County after winds from Irene toppled a tree onto his house.


-- The body of a woman who was swept into the river in Wilmington has been found, the state's emergency management office said Monday.

-- A man was killed in Mendon after being swept away by floodwater, according to the office. His companion at the time is still missing.

-- Another victim, described as a male in his 40s, was found dead in Lake Rescue in Ludlow, the office said.


-- A man in Chesterfield County died after a tree fell on his home, emergency officials said.

-- A man was killed in Brunswick County, Virginia, when a tree fell on his car, said Eileen Guertler, a spokeswoman for the state's emergency operations center.

-- In Newport News, Virginia, an 11-year-old boy died when a tree crashed on an apartment complex, authorities said. The boy and his mother were lying in bed when the tree pinned him, CNN affiliate WVEC reported.

-- A man in King William County, Virginia, died when a tree fell on his house, according to the state's emergency management department.

New Hampshire

-- A man who was struck by a falling tree during the height of the storm on Sunday has died from his injuries, according to the Wolfeboro Fire Rescue Department. He was described as being approximately 30 years old.

CNN's Mia Aquino and Julia Talanova contributed to this report.