Our thoughts go out to the people in America who face the effects of hurricane Sandy. In New York people have been evacuated form low lying areas, all transport has been cancelled. schools are closed as is the stock market as they prepare to face the worst. Wind is expected to reach 75mph, rainfall of 6 inches and a storm surge of up to 11 feet.
Normally a storm of this type last only a short time as it weakens when it hits land but this one is expected to last for days cutting off power supplies and bringing misery to millions. There is likely to be widespread damage but hopefully no loss of life – only time will tell.