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7:42 am
Tue October 30, 2012

TU Professor Stuck in NY by Sandy

Elana Newman
Elana Newman
Credit University of Tulsa

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A University of Tulsa psychology professor who is in New York City for a conference on how the media covers natural disasters is now stuck there because of  Superstorm Sandy.

Elana  Newman says  she feels safe in Manhattan — where she was eating dinner with colleagues and friends at what she said was one of the few diners remaining open.

Newman said she could see strong winds — but that cabs were still in operation and she could see people on bicycles making deliveries.

The National Hurricane Center said Monday night that Sandy is a post-tropical storm and losing strength but still has sustained winds at 85 mph.

Newman is part of a conference of journalists discussing interviewing storm victims after the disaster.