Two women try to hold on to their umbrellas in a wind soaked rainfall as Hurricane Sandy approaches October 29, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Meteorologist: 'I've never seen winds like that'

30 October 2012 Last updated at 05:29 GMT

Storm Sandy has brought flooding, hurricane force winds and heavy rain to the east coast of the United States and Canada.

In New York, many people are without power and many roads are under water. The US states of New Jersey and Connecticut have also been severely affected.

Ken Elliot is a senior meteorologist from Weather Works.