Postal Worker Killed By New Jersey Flood Waters
Reporter Michaelangelo Conte writes on the NJ.com website, "Co-workers said they saw Dawkins leave his stranded vehicle and wade through the flood toward the entrance to the postal facility but he stepped into the area of the drainage canal that was concealed by the flood water... adding that he disappeared into about 10 to 12 feet of water. "
The Associated Press says Hurricane Irene has led to the deaths of at least 40 people in 11 states. The total is derived from state and local law enforcement agencies, emergency officials and family members.
Shown above, The U.S. Postal facility and drainage canal in Kearny, N.J. where Ronald Dawkins was killed.