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Douglas man caught up in hurricane drama

Mon, 29 Oct 2012

Ben Bateson is in New York on holiday
Ben Bateson is in New York on holiday

A man from the Island is stuck in New York preparing to experience possibly the largest storm ever to hit America.

24 year old Ben Bateson from Douglas is caught up in Hurricane Sandy after travelling to New York for a shopping trip.

The city that never sleeps is battening down the hatches - with the subway system and Broadway already closed - because winds of up to 100mph and surge flooding are expected imminently.

Flights to and from the east coast of America – including the one Ben was due to be coming home on today -  have been cancelled leaving him with nothing to do except sit and wait.

He spoke to us this morning:

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