38 schoolgirls from Leicester stranded in New York after Superstorm Sandy have returned home.
The sixth formers from Leicester High School for Girls were on a cultural trip to the city but were forced to cancel a trip to Washington because of the hurricane, which brought gusts of over 85mph and severe flooding to thousands of homes across the East coast of the United States.
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.