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Weather Editor Sam Champion gets trapped in flooded areas of Manhattan after Superstorm Sandy.
3:00 | 10/31/12

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After covering storms for decades ABC's Sam Champion was amazed as he rode out this one in the hardest hit area. A Manhattan. After thirty years of covering storms there was no doubt in my mind that -- was going to be the super storm predicted. Simply because no supercharged hybrid storm like this had ever made landfall -- it was a hurricane. Wrapped in a nor'easter we -- standing. At the rolling water lapped over the edge here there's already a little white cap I knew there would be serious flooding by the next -- time. You can't really -- an offense but I can't get there anyway that means the water is about this -- there just after 10 o'clock Monday night. I was stunned. To realize the extent of that flooding. There we were all surrounded by water now trapped on an island inside an island looking for a way to get out. First driving south then east then north only to find a blockade of water at. Every turn we had no choice but to retreat to the highest possible spot. And wait out the night. We were lucky the water went down in a matter of hours and we were able to get out but for others who have suffered the effects of sandy the wait to be clear of those effects. Will be much longer Sam Champion ABC news New York.

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