Empty shelves in New York supermarket
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NY taxi driver: 'It feels like a science fiction movie'

29 October 2012 Last updated at 09:48 GMT

Much of New York has shut down ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, which experts fear may become a super-storm when it makes landfall.

Nearly 400,000 people in New York have been ordered to leave their homes, and the city's transport system has been shut down in preparation for the storm.

Taxi driver Peter Franklin describes the atmosphere in the city.