More than 200 Welsh school children and a 30 strong wedding party are among those trapped in New York tonight as the city faces a potentially deadly storm surge.
They are among thousands of British tourists being forced to seek shelter as flights to and from the East coast of America are cancelled and thousands of Americans are having to evacuate their homes.
Pupils from Carmarthen who have arrived in New York today, just as the city prepares for hurricane Sandy, are 'safe and secure' according to the school.
Pupils and staff from Ysgol Gyfun Bro Myrddin have been in America since last week and have already visited Washington D.C and Philadelphia.
As forecasters predict strong winds, heavy rain and flooding the school say they are in constant contact with the party and they are keen to reassure parents, relatives and friends that the group are safe and secure