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November 1, 2012

Pa. continues storm recovery

A look at key storm developments in Pennsylvania

Twelve people were killed, including four who died of carbon monoxide poisoning from generator fumes in separate incidents: A 66-year-old man, a 48-year-old woman, an 86-year-old man and a 90-year-old woman.

Two women died after an early morning electrical fire in suburban Philadelphia only hours after power was restored to the home, and police said the blaze is considered storm-related.

An 86-year-old South Whitehall Township resident died from hypothermia after being found unresponsive in her yard after prolonged exposure to the storm.

An 8-year-old Susquehanna County boy died when a tree limb fell on him. In Berks County, a 62-year-old man was killed after a tree fell atop his house.

A man trimming a tree in preparation for the storm fell and died in Lancaster County.

A vehicle passenger died in Somerset County when the car she was riding in slid off a snowy, slushy road and overturned into a pond.

A 17-year-old riding an ATV in Northampton County died after striking a fallen tree during the storm.

In addition, a York County woman was charged after she jumped into a raging creek to "save" a couple dozen wild ducks.

— POWER OUTAGES: Less than 612,000 customers remained without power Wednesday night, down from a peak of more than 1.2 million customers throughout Pennsylvania on Tuesday, according to utilities FirstEnergy, PECO and PPL. That figure ranks among the top three storms ever with hurricanes Agnes (1972) and Floyd (1999), according to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. Gov. Tom Corbett said he is working to ensure that power outages caused by this week's storm will not interfere with voting for president and other major offices next week.

— WEATHER STATISTICS: Hanover received the most rain in the state from the storm, with 8.15 inches, according to the National Weather Service. The highest recorded winds in Pennsylvania were in Allentown, at 81 mph.

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