Super-storm Sandy slams eastern US

Super-storm Sandy has hit the eastern US coast, causing severe flooding and hurricane-force winds.

13 people have been killed and at least five million have been left without electricity.

Sandy caused a record 4 metre surge of seawater to pour into New York City, turning roads into rivers, flooding subway and road tunnels.

One million people have been ordered to evacuate their homes.

A New York power station exploded after water flooded into the generators.

Howard Glaser, director of operations for New York state said:

"Lower Manhattan is being covered by seawater. I am not exaggerating.

Seawater is rushing into the Battery Tunnel."

In other parts of the US the storm has brought heavy snow and severe flooding.

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