Paralympian Charlotte Henshaw from Mansfield has been tweeting from New York as Hurricane Sandy devastated the city and north east US coastline.
Henshaw, who won silver in the SB6 100m Breaststroke tweeted saying she was very close to a collapsed crane in New York.
Mansfield's Charlotte Henshaw has spoken of her pride at coming from such a successful town.
Medallists Becky Adlington and Ollie Hynd are also Mansfield locals and Henshaw says she is looking forward to their homecoming parade.
Henshaw won silver in the SB6 100m Breaststroke.