The sheer power of superstorm Sandy has been shown in a number of videos uploaded to social networking site YouTube.

The storm, which lashed out winds of up to 90mph, snapped fully grown trees like matchsticks and created a 12ft storm surge.

It also caused numerous problems for reporters stuck outside trying to cover it.

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  • Wind snaps and uproots trees

  • Time lapse of the storm

  • Reporter blooper reel