The number of people in the eastern United States killed in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene has risen to 44, according to a Tuesday report by the Cable News Network.
Two Jewish deaths are known. Fifty-year-old Rabbi David Reichenberg of Spring Valley, New York was electrocuted when he tried to free six-year-old Reuven Herbst and his father from downed power lines, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, which says Reuven was listed in stable but critical condition on Monday. His father's injuries were described as minor. Eighty-two-year-old Rosalia Gluck was trapped in a Catskills motel that came unmoored and floated away in weekend flooding.