"Hurricane Sandy May Have Long-Term Impacts on Public Health"

"A week after Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast, parts of the Northeast are still reeling from the wind, rain and flooding. Though the darkened Manhattan skyline may be the hurricane's most obvious consequence, the storm's health impacts may be the more significant and longest-lasting."

"The hurricane's death toll in the United States climbed to 113 over the weekend, with 48 fatalities in New York and 24 in New Jersey, the Los Angeles Times reported. Thousands still lack power as temperatures drop further and a brewing nor'easter threatens to pour over the area later this week.

Relief workers now have to contend with a variety of health issues stemming from the late-season storm. 'Typically, we usually are dealing with these types of disasters when it's warmer out,' said Melanie Pipkin, a spokeswoman for the American Red Cross."

Umair Irfan reports for ClimateWire November 6, 2012.

Source: ClimateWire, 11/08/2012