Sarah Trethowan with one of her children in New York
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Hurricane Sandy: 'Nothing open in New York'

A family from Cornwall who experienced the storm Sandy said it was a "hair-raising" event.

Jonathan and Sarah Trethowan, from Mithian near Truro are in New York with their family for the half-term break.

Mr Trethowan said experiencing Sandy was "part adventure, part frightening" for his children.

Sandy smashed into the US East Coast, causing flooding and cutting power to millions.

The family are staying on the 34th floor of a 60-floor building.