Sophie Upcraft, a student at Leicester High School for Girls told Central Tonight that being surrounded by friends during this time has been important.
Her and other students from the school are stranded in New York, waiting for a flight home.
Thirty eight schoolgirls from Leicester remain stranded in America as the clear up continues following hurricane Sandy's destruction.
Hurricane Sandy has been downgraded from a Hurricane to Post Tropical Cyclone.
Schoolchildren from Leicester are trapped in New York on a trip. They sent their account through the night, barricaded in a hotel.