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Britons stranded in New York

Britons stuck in New York as flights are cancelled due to superstorm Sandy have spoken about their frustration.

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Boris praises New York authorities for Sandy response

London Mayor Boris Johnson has sent his support to New Yorkers after superstorm Sandy pounded the US east coast.

Boris Johnson. Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Mr Johnson said: "Looking at the news at the moment it has been quite an appalling story."

The storm has caused 16 deaths in the US and Canada but the London Mayor suggested that could have been higher if New York authorities had not acted as they did.

He said: "They took it very, very seriously and I think, had they not taken it so seriously, the consequences might have been even worse. I do think, as far as I'm able to tell, the New York authorities have prepared extremely well."

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