Boats stacked up on the coast of New Jersey
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Aerial footage shows New Jersey destruction

30 October 2012 Last updated at 19:37 GMT

Aerial footage shows the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey, with houses torn from their foundations and boats in streets.

US President Obama has declared a "major disaster" in New York state after Sandy smashed into the US East Coast.

At least 32 people are reported dead across several US states.

New Jersey-based meteorologist Paul Heppner explained why Sandy had caused such devastation.