South Africans caught in US storm

2012-10-31 08:32
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Johannesburg - Several South Africans have been caught up in the havoc caused by Superstorm Sandy in the United States.

Former Idols finalist Adeline Mocke is one of thousands of people evacuated to a shelter, reported Volksblad.

Mocke’s father said they had lost touch with her but believed she was safe. The last time they spoke to her was on Skype at 03:20 on Wednesday.

“She still said: 'Dad, we’ll be talking and then we lose the signal',” said Avril Mocke.

His daughter was living with an aunt in Greenwich, Connecticut, where she was doing modelling work- and both of them had to evacuate the house and move to a shelter.

A former Bloemfontein resident who was now living in Rhode Island said residents were fearing floods and that up to 100 000 people were without power.

Marilize Venter said New Jersey had been hit directly by the storm and “everything was under water”.

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