Wednesday, October 31: Governor George Fergusson has sent a message of support to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg today after the city was hit by superstorm Sandy.

The letter to Mr Bloomberg, a long-standing part-time Bermuda resident who owns a home in the luxury enclave of Tucker’s Town, expresses “solidarity and best wishes” to the people of the city, left reeling after Sandy struck on Monday, causing at least 22 deaths in the city alone and widespread damage.

Millions of people on the eastern seaboard remain without power and the city’s subway system suffered the worst damage ever in its 108-year history.

Mr Fergusson — a former British Consul-General in Boston – said when he was appointed that he took a keen interest in the close historical links between the island and the US.