I'm in the US at the moment, staying in Manhattan. As you'll have seen in the news we've had hurricane Sandy upon us. This update is just to say I'm fine, and very lucky to be staying in a hotel in a relatively unaffected part of town. One picture for now - I'll post a longer set of notes and pictures when I get home.
The picture shows water overflowing the banks of the East River. One carriageway of FDR Drive is submerged, as is E62nd St (bottom of picture). The hotel I'm staying in was briefly an island. However,on the scale of the disaster that has overtaken the region, this is as nothing.
More to come in a couple of days.