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Starving New Yorkers Resort To ‘Dumpster Diving’ In Desperate Attempt To Find Food In Wake Of Hurricane Sandy

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Nov. 1 2012, Published 11:30 a.m. ET

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By RadarOnline.com Staff

As the death toll officially reaches 98 from Hurricane Sandy, we’re seeing heartbreaking images of starving people in New York ‘dumpster diving’ in a desperate attempt to find food.

In a shocking report, WNBC-TV reporter Jonathan Vigliotti said people are “so hungry they literally pried open this dumpster — you see that door open right now — and they are literally picking through for whatever they can take home with themselves.”

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“We’ve seen everyone here from the elderly, to families with children, literally up on top of this,” he added.

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Of the nearly 100 now confirmed dead, 40 of those victims are from New York City -- half of them in Staten Island, which was overrun by a wall of water on Monday.

About 4.5 million homes and businesses in 15 US states remain without power, down from a record high of nearly 8.5 million.

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