Thousands of people in Manhattan woke to find they had no cell phone coverage this morning after Superstorm Sandy battered the city’s phone masts.

For many it means they are virtually cut off and have no way of contacting friends or family or calling for help if there are further emergencies. …

Thousands of homes are already in darkness after the storm knocked out power to at least 6.2million across the US East, including 250,000 customers in Manhattan.