( 4UMF NEWS ) 13-Year-Old Killed, Father Missing After Hurricane:
A 13-year-old girl was killed on Staten Island, New York, when the massive storm surge from Hurricane Sandy reduced her house to splinters. Angela Dresch was found dead, her mother is in critical condition and her father is still missing after the small house was washed away.
Only the foundation, splintered debris and two shrubs were left at her home near the water’s edge in the Tottenville neighborhood.
The Staten Island Advance reports that Angela’s family was one of the few on her street to stay in their homes and try to weather the storm. Their house was in one of the city’s mandatory evacuation zones.
Neighbors say they left for Tropical Storm Irene last year and returned only to find their house had been looted.
They did not want a repeat of that experience, the Advance reported.