JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Sandy took a big bite out of the Big Apple and though her fury was hundreds of miles away, she's left many from Jacksonville stranded in New York, including eight students and two teachers from Fletcher High School in Neptune Beach.
"I just keep wondering myself when are they going to be able to come home," said Sherry Murrell, mother of Corinne Murrell, one of the stranded students.
The group was in Brooklyn for the Empire Mock Trial World Championship when Sandy struck. The good news; they're safe, and they've placed in the top 10 out of more than 30 international teams.
Now they are struggling to return home.
"Everyday we get a phone call with negative news," said teacher Ed Lange, who called Action News from Brooklyn. "So we're stuck at the hotel, we're trying to get back. We were set up for Tuesday and that flight was canceled and the Wednesday flight was canceled, tomorrow's flight was also canceled."
But the students are making the most out of an otherwise miserable situation. They've met hundreds of students from around the country and threw a hurricane party at a banquet hall at their hotel.
"In the long run, they,ll probably look back and they'll probably remember this much more if they had just been to school four or five days and arrived home on time," said Fletcher High School Principal, Donald Nelson.
But after four days without a flight, the students tell us they're sick of Sandy and they're ready to come home.
"It's been adventurous, but it's gotten to the point now where we are ready to come back to Jacksonville," said Lange.