Tunbridge Wells school children stranded in New York as Hurricane Sandy strikes
By kentsussex | Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 09:47
Pupils from Bennett Memorial School, in Tunbridge Wells, are among those stranded in New York as Hurricane Sandy hit.
New York City this morning (picture by moishfriedman on Flickr)
More than 20 students took refuge in their hotel last night after their flight home was cancelled.
The superstorm killed at least 16 people as it swept across the country's Eastern coast - with winds reaching 87mph and 13ft surges of seawater flooding New York's tunnels, highways and subways.
The pupils from Bennett Memorial School were due to land in Heathrow this morning, but their flight was cancelled. They are now expecting to arrive back home on Thursday.
A statement on the school website said: "Students are all safe, well and happy at their hotel.
"We have been informed that flights have been rebooked for Wednesday evening."
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