02/11/2012 11:07 GMT

Hurricane Sandy News Bloopers (VIDEO)

There's been round-the -cock clock coverage of Hurricane Sandy - so our* intrepid news reporters are bound to have come a cropper occasionally, bless 'em.

We realise, of course, that there's little funny about a storm wreaking devastation across coastlines and cities. Well, apart from these jokes and the video above, that is.

From bystanders seeking their five minutes of rain fame to news reporters being "pounded from behind", click play to enjoy a few moments of levity in these very trying times.

And then click play on the videos below for even more levity.