NEW YORK - Rescuers on Staten Island have been searching for two young boys who were swept away from their mother's arms by floodwaters.
Police said the boys, a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, disappeared Monday night when waves of water crashed into their SUV while they were being driven by their mother on Father Capodanno Boulevard.
The Daily News reported their mother desperately tried to hold onto them, but the surging water ripped them from her grasp. The mother then spent a harrowing night trying to get help.
Police said the search for the boys is to continue Thursday morning.
So far, police said superstorm Sandy is responsible for least 34 deaths in New York City.