Searchers find body of missing NY woman swept away by floodwaters from Northeast stormBy AP
Saturday, October 2, 2010
NY woman is 7th person killed in Northeast storm
BRADLEY, N.Y. — The rainstorms that caused flooding up and down the East Coast in recent days have claimed another life — this time in New York.
State police say they have recovered the body of a 55-year-old woman whose car had been swept off the road Friday by rising floodwaters near the town of Claryville in the Catskill Mountains.
Searchers found Nancy Lavelle’s body Saturday in the Neversink Reservoir in Bradley, about 80 miles northwest of New York City.
Her car had been discovered the day before, upside down in a remote part of the Neversink River about 10 miles upstream.
State police Sgt. James Rafferty says the road Lavelle drove on her morning commute was inundated by 3 to 4 feet of floodwater.
The bad weather has been blamed for six other deaths in North Carolina and Pennsylvania.