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feet of snow. 20 storm related fatalities this morning, unfortunately. the travel ban in new york city has now been lifted after almost 27 inches of snow fell in central park just shy of the record there. also this morning, many major airports on the east coast effectively closed. over 60,000 people still do not have power in places on the east coast. for more we're joined now by bill karins and almost that record, bill. >> some areas did and some areas were very close. historic storm, maybe once in every ten, 20 year type event. this huge blizzard is now heading towards the canadian maritimes, the last of the snow ended on cape cod. we're done with storm. good deal of clearing behind it. sunny day for the clean up. the only problem we have to watch is the high tide cycle. coastal flood warnings from roanoke to cape may, new jersey.
these are the high tide times. these are already past. not horrible. another high tide cycle this evening but point be worse than what we saw yesterday. whatever damage was done yesterday maybe just take a little longer to clean up because of the high water today and tonight. wind gusts aren't bad. people shoveling at least you're not dealing with blowing and drifting of the snow. wind chill values are cold. this is not a fun day to be shoveling. wind chills in the single digits to the teens. get better this afternoon as the winds die off and kids will enjoy it. let's show you historical impacts of it. baltimore as far as the big city highest total 29.2 inches. new york right behind that. philadelphia over 20 inches. d.c. almost got up to 20 inches. a lot of people arguing that wasn't measured correctly. boston got into it with six inches of snow. let's take you from the cities up the coastline. washington, d.c., this goes as
your third greatest all time snowstorm in the beltway at reagan nagt national airport. baltimore you set your all-time record. allentown, pennsylvania and baltimore saw 29.2. you crushed your old record. philadelphia you didn't get the top three but ended up number four with 22 inches of snow. you go up 95, new york city, by the way, .1 of an inch away from tying your record. we were very close. second place for central park. so you get the picture. this will go down maybe as the third possibly fourth greatest snowfall ever in the mid-atlantic region as far as impacts. >> you were there for all three of those even going back to '47. we're here in 2006 that was a big one. >> i know that one as well. >> on the note of the cold weather, is there concern and
what are you watching in terms of ice. we were talking about that last night, carolinas, black ice that concern was this morning. >> there's no more snow or ice in the forecast or the next seven days. but the temperatures, we'll get in this pattern where we warm up, no storms coming bullpen as we go back to school and work we have huge snow banks and temperatures in most areas, this is new york city but pretty representative of the mid-atlantic region. go above freezing during the day and then at night back into teens. we'll go into the pattern of freezing, refreezing and hard to find salt in the hardware stores in the week ahead. when we get the melting and refreezing people will be throwing salt constantly over the next week. better than another storm. we stay warm. it looks like even until the end of the month beginning of february nice mild pattern for the east. >> the sunrises on a new day for us certainly on the east coast. thank you, bill karins. records falling in the
washington, d.c. metro area as bill karins was intimating. baltimore breaking their all-time record with 29 inches. it looked like that. easily doubling the previous record. some parts of suburban maryland getting more than three feet of snow. blizzard blanketing the nation's capital. reagan, dallas-ft. worth airport closed today. let's go to luke russert who has been there for the last three days. i'm hoping you're starting to see slush. might be a little too early but that would be good, right, luke? >> reporter: well the slush would be a welcome sight, richard. however, it's not going to come at least probably not until early next week because we had freezing temperatures last night and that's really phase two of this storm process is the clean up process. now a lot of the main streets and arteries in and out of the city here in washington have been plowed and continuously plowed and that's a good thing and you're starting to see more of those trucks move this
morning. however, all the side streets, many of them which actual serve as crucial arteries to get around especially for life long residents who want to avoid the traffic from the virginia and maryland people those are still very much blocked up and have not been plowed and i have spoken to some residents all through the neighborhood throughout different wards who said look it will be a difficult time for me to get my car out on monday morning if i'm to get to work. so the question what will be open tomorrow. will federal government be open. will schools be open? public transportation will be closed in washington through tonight. still unclear when exact italy metro system or our train system will be up and running tomorrow. however, despite all this there's a silver lining. we talked a lot yesterday about the power, through fear of power outages because of this snow and how so much of this city is built around trees and old above ground power lines. thankfully they did not have a lot of power outages in d.c. proper and the surrounding
areas. that's good. also a lot of folks made the best of this. you saw pictures of people sledding on capitol hill. people out with their dogs. that's all fine and dandy. however, the police chief saying please stay off the roads. we need you out of the way so we can have as much flexibility to through and so no one is in danger. what is better unlike yesterday, if you were driving down the street you might not be able to see a block or two in front of you now it's pretty year. so at least it's safer for those out walking. >> something you know well, luke, government. what does this mean for monday when doors would be opening. would they still be shut down? >> reporter: that's the good question. that's something they are trying to figure out. they go back and forth on that. however if i were to give you that an right now just looking around here at freedom plaza in the middle of downtown d.c.
where so many government buildings are, streets are not passable especially if you're trying to get in. also, the metro system is not working. you pretty much say good by to the possibility of folks getting around and the city up 100%. congress is not slated to come back until tuesday. we'll see if they make that. probably because they are slated to come back tuesday evening and they do a good job of clearing things out over there. the airports today are still closed. they got to get those back up and running for those members of congress to get back. >> the sun over your right shoulder hitting the trees that's a welcomed sight. >> reporter: a welcomed sight. >> for your and many other washingtonians. thank you. one footnote on an area very close by luke, virginia. virginia state police, we were watching the number of crashes they had to handle. yesterday the number when i was speaking with you on a saturday was about 1023 if i remember
properly. virginia state police 20 minutes ago saying they have handled 1,410 traffic crashes, 2040 disabled vehicles since friday. they are still updating that. that underlines why they wanted folks to stay home because of those potential crashes. of course we continue to watch what's happening. new york city is where we take you now. the travel ban, which was instituted from 2:30 p.m. on a saturday then lifted one hour and nine minutes ago, getting around the city not easy as streets and sidewalks still covered in mounds of snow. those drift, a live shot here of times square. you can see the plows were working overnight. cars just starting to trickle back down on to the ground. adam reese is live in times square with the latest how the big apple is dealing. adam, i got on the road at exactly 7:01:00 a.m. and there was one taxi driver that said
i'll turn on my meter as soon as that ban was lifted. >> reporter: it's unbelievable. this city slowly come back to life. quite a sight to be seen here. first the cars. you were one of them. coming back on the road. then trains and buses trying to come back online. the airports, unfortunately, not so much. we're going to see00 of delays and cancellations. we're already seeing that as a lot of that equipment tries to get back here into new york city so they can get going again, hopefully by later today or tomorrow morning. snow totals, 26.8 inches in central park. as you mentioned earlier a .1 inch away from that word. the scene here last night was really a ghost town a sight to be seen. people walking through the streets, enjoying themselves. most people heeding the call to stay indoors and stay safe and that kept the streets pretty much cleared so they could clear some 6,000 miles of streets that needed to be cleared off by
today. now, unfortunately, there were five deaths related to the storm. three of them people shoveling snow. so as you get out there today, shoveling your walk, shoveling your driveway, whatever it may be here in new york city, maybe you have some stairs to shovel be very careful. this snow is wet and heavy. richard? >> adam, yes, we're now understanding overnight that new death total for the storm is 20. it's an unfortunate occurrence as we see in every one of these major storms. on the flip side as you reported yesterday many folks out there in central park enjoying themselves and getting out and seeing some snow that they haven't seen before. >> reporter: oh, yeah. it was quite a scene. we saw sledders, skiers, people with snow shoes, i saw people in shorts and t-shirts. we even saw people on bikes in central park, people really wanted to take advantage of this, really maybe once in a lifetime for some who never saw snow like this. a lot of tourist in times square
today saying from argentina and greece, they really enjoyed it. now everybody wants to get back to where they were supposed to be and enjoy themselves today as they make this big clean up. you see these guys behind me, lots of shovels, lots of snow belowers people trying to clean their walks and driveways. >> after a long day yesterday, 18 hours now back with a crispy orange jacket, it looks a lot fresher on this clean up day in new york city. thank you so much my friend. while residents of washington, philadelphia and new york and many other major cities on the east coast are digging out, folks along the jersey shore they are drying out or at least trying to do that. we'll go live to the jersey shore for the latest. when heartburn hits
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welcome back. the storm may have shut down much of the east coast, but it hasn't slowed down the presidential race. former new york mayor michael bloomberg is considering an independent run. depending on who the nominees are from the two major parties. the "new york times" says he's willing to spend a billion dollars of his own money on the campaign. meanwhile today hillary clinton and marco rubio are enjoying endorsements from "the des moines register" in iowa. and donald trump is raising eyebrows with this comment from the campaign trail. >> i could stand in the middle of fifth avenue and shoot somebody and i wouldn't lose any voters. okay. it's incredible. [ laughter ] >> but the big story on the gop side is still the feud between trump and ted cruz.
>> if as a voter you think what we need is more republicans in washington to cut a deal with harry reid and nancy pelosi and chuck schumer, then i guess donald trump is your guy. >> his new line of attack is that i've become establishment. give me a break. we got to get things done. we're going to make such great deals but at a certain point you can't not get along. we have to get along with people. >> on the democratic side supporters for bernie sanders are rolling out tougher attacks as well. >> i'm not interested in ideas that sound good on paper. >> secretary clinton defeast mr. trump by nine points. we beat him by 23 points. [ cheers and applause ] >> are you the establishment? >> been elected to office a lot longer than i have. he's been in the congress for 25. and so i'll let your viewers
make their own judgment. >> i know we're a week out of election and clinton people will try to spin these things. >> joining me now from chicago is former spokesman for obama for america and former national press secretary for the dnc. thank you for being with me. >> how are you >> good. this comment by donald trump that people will stay with me, my supporters even if i got in the middle of fifth avenue and shot somebody or shoot somebody, it's pretty out there even for donald trump. >> well, i think anything is out there. i don't think anything is too out there for donald trump. the thing is who is his audience here. i think for most people, i think probably most of the electorate, general the election electorate see something like that are completely turned off and
alienated. in republican primary electorate that goes over very well. it's that kind of stuff that has him in a commanding position in the polls. >> well, doesn't say a lot for his appreciation for the mentality of his supporters. but he also said that he would welcome michael bloomberg into the race. any effect on the current race you think because he says he would love to see bloomberg in the race. >> it would be an all billionaire race. listen, if bloomberg gets in the race he'll have to explain in an era of sort of populace anger why billionaires should be elected president. that will be the fundamental question for him. i think it will be a similar question for trump and he seems to sort of answered it with his anger. but i think in tend what we're seeing, you know, with a bloomberg candidacy or potential bloomberg candidacy is real a
result of the polarization of the parties. on one hand you have this populace anger from donald trump and ted cruz and on the other you see a rise in sort of the anger in populism you see in the support of senator sanders and that gives rise to something like an independent candidacy that michael bloomberg might present. >> on the other side glenn beck has come out in support of ted cruz. does that kind of, or is it an attempt to balance out sarah palin's endorsement of donald trump? >> yeah. i don't know. it's funny. the republican party, i've given up trying to figure them out. to the degree that anyone can i think endorsements don't mean a lot. marco rubio just got endorsed by "the des moines register." i don't think that means a lot for him. in fact i think it's negative, establishment endorsement
candidacies aren't really helping and in fact are going create some sort of push back. you know i think sarah palin's endorsement of trump again serves two purposes. for the republican primary electorate probably great. for a general election audience probably terrible. >> now talking about endorsements, jeb bush came out with a new political ad featuring his mother and donald trump immediately comes out saying needing mommy to help him. kind of making this what could be an effective ad for long time republican voters, backfired with the trump salvo. >> the irony there is donald trump's entire career is based on his daddy helping him. i think that's pretty much the only line the bush campaign would offer back or should. >> now what about "the national review's" attack on trump?
it's a very respected conservative magazine journal for years. will it have any impact? >> yeah. i think the impact is going to be positive for donald trump. again, i think, you know -- listen here's the thing with donald trump. donald trump is the monster that the gop establishment for the last seven years under the obama presidency has raised and fostered and now it's coming back to eat them. they are vitriol, the anger they stoked, the brinksmanship they engaged in is coming back in the form of donald j. trump. the irony the very thing they can use, the very institutions they can use to discredit him are the institutions that they spent the last seven years discrediting. so "the national review" comes out that's an establishment attack on donald j. trump and plays right into his message.
>> that is what has struck my attention a lot, it's like establishment. that word has become like a bad word now. you know, the last time everyone aexpir aspired to take over the establishment, no one wants to be a part of the establishment. >> this is part of the anger that's been stoked in the last seven years. the way that's playing out in this race is essentially anybody, including "the national review" or "the des moines register," especially on the republican side getting behind a candidate is probably not a good thing for that candidacy. >> thank you so much. i'll be back in a few minutes with a look at the health crisis in flint, michigan. but first we'll go back to our storm coverage with a live report on how the airlines are digging out. (cafeteria noise) ♪
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starting this with some pictures at a supermarket in bel-air, maryland, north of baltimore. firefighters say the roof there collapsing under the weight of the snow. no one was hurt. more than 20 inches of snow fell near bel-air and that's what many homes will be looking at throughout the day today. because of that weight of snow itself. cubic foot somewhere around 15 pounds. the question is how much snow is on your roof and can your roof support that. airports also across the northeast looking at similar problems. but on the ground themselves, rather, they are still effectively closed today because of the storm. nearly 10,000 flights cancelled since friday and many more expected to be cancelled today. in fact, that number that we've been looking at now has gone to some 12,000 flights has been
cancelled. kristen dahlgren, you're there at laguardia. not much has changed, unfortunately for a lot of folks. >> reporter: yeah. i mean still very quiet here. we're hearing from american airlines no flights out today from any of the new york airports. i spoke with some agents at united. they said no flights here out of laguardia. they may have some limited service out of newark later on today. but it's a tough situation here at the airport. let me show you over here. these are probably the same people that were here when i was speaking with you yesterday. now the airlines don't have to do anything for you if it's an act of nature. a snowstorm they are not 0 bring gated to get you a hotel room or give you a coupon for food. these people say they got no help at all, nobody has come by to give them a blanket or pillow. they have been sleeping on these hardwooden chairs. they don't know when they are going to get out of here. many of them very confused about what's going on.
i saw somebody trying to ask a jetblue agent as she arrived to work what was going on. she actually told them get out of my face. they are not even being treated well. it's a terrible situation. lot of them at this point remember out of money. they have been traveling. some have come in from overseas. they landed at jfk, came here. one woman said she has money from cameroon but no dollars to spend at all. she's been here for two days. out of money and can't afford to buy anything to rent, can't rent car, she was worried about losing a job, had to call her boss and explain what was going on and there was no way she wasn't going to get out today, no way she would be at work tomorrow. really a tough situation for a lot of people stranded here and i imagine this is happening at a lot of airports around the country. >> have you heard anything in terms of that calculus that you and i were talking about, these airlines have to put together some the 12,000 flights and try to catch up if they do open today and get back to functi
functioning today or tomorrow morning? >> reporter: think about the numbers. you have 12,000 flights and what does a flight have 100, 200 flight and bigger flights 300 people. all of those people need to be rebooked. so it really is a difficult situation. then think about that all of the airlines sent their planes out of the new york area, out of the d.c. area to avoid getting snowed in and have to dig out all those planes. now they need to bring the planes back in and they need to get people on them. all of the flights for tomorrow and tuesday already have passengers that had booked for those days, you know, a long time ago. now they are just working with a few seats they have to fit people in. it really is just a chess game trying to fit all the people, i imagine all the planes going out later this week will be jam packed and it's going to take several days, you know, if not a week or more to get things back to normal in the system. >> it's going to be one of those days where the noise of airplanes will be welcomed by
many as they try to get the stuff back into the airports like laguardia where you're at. thank you so much, kristen dahlgren. we'll have much more on the blizzard of 2016 throughout this hour including the coastal flooding along the jersey shore. ♪ ♪ why fit in when you were born to stand out. the 2016 nissan altima has arrived. ♪ bis committed to truth on the label. when we say real meat is the first ingredient, it is always number one. we leave out poultry by-product meal, corn, wheat and soy.
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to lead poisoning. michigan's governor has come under fire for his handling of the crisis. this past week, he apologized and on "morning joe" friday said there were major failures in the system. >> it was people being much too technical, not having the culture of asking the common sense questions, and then the tone of how things were done. what is so frustrating and makes you so angry about the situation is you have a handful of quote-unquote experts that were career civil service people that made terrible decisions, in my view, and we have to live with the consequences with that. >> but there are still many questions about who is responsible? emails newly released by the governor show officials blowing off complaints from residents. now those residents are being heard. like this mother whose 1-year-old son tested positive
for lead. >> i can't do nothing about it but continue to buy bottled water with money that i do not have to buy it. they don't want us to take a shower in the water, but i have to wash my kids up. and that's the only way i'll be able to wash them up is with that water. it makes it real hard. for the ones that's low-income and trying to make it out here it makes it real hard for us. >> joining me now is state representative sheldon nealy a democrat who represented flint in the michigan house. thanks for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> representative, governor snyder blaming civil servants for all of this. what's your response to that? >> well, it seems like this governor is much more about the cover up versus the clean up of the problem that is at his hands. he has to own this.
he has not talked about the emergency manager law here in the state of michigan. >> the emergency management law for people around the country know is where the governor appoints an emergency manager who really sue ppercedes the po of the mayor and elected council. >> it's an anti-democracy law. no other state in the country has this. it's a bastardized law. no mother or father in a country where we have democracy, where you have an appointed person that comes in and strips all elected leaders of their power and makes unilateral decisions for whatever reason, snyder has not owned up to this. he didn't sign this law one time into law, he did it twice. the people of michigan voted it down and he went back in and reinstituted it where people
could not even have a say so how they should be governed in their local communities. >> let me connect this to this water crisis and this lead poisoning of children. it was the appointed emergency manager by governor snyder that really made the decision that was kind of rubber stamped by the city council but he made the decision on this water transfer, is that not right? >> that's correct. this governor, you know, people of michigan wanted truth, transparency and accountability from him. he's been disingenuous in his words and apology. he hired a press firm to help cover up this tragedy that happened in this american city. right now we have 200 troops on the ground inside the stiff flint. we have red cross moving through the city of flint taking bottled waters to families. you know, he made this american city a third world country. it looks like a third world country in my home town.
it's terrible what this governor has done. we can't even get a fresh drink of water in a state where we're surrounded by fresh water. >> when you look at the population, the statistics of flint, 57% black. 41% live below the poverty line. if this was a wealthy suburb, would we even be having this conversation, representative nealy? >> i believe not. i think the sense of urgency would have been bigger. this governor with his emergency management act i want to keep revisiting that because cities throughout the state of michigan, urban communities with a high ratio of african-americans and poverty stricken city, detroit, pontiac and flint have been stricken with this emergency manager virus. designee didn't do it in other cities where there were wealthier and whiter they didn't get emergency managers appointed
by this governor? >> no they did not even though they face financial issues in those other communities where they didn't have a high concentration of african-americans or minorities these communities were not stricken that particular virus of emergency management. >> let me ask you one other question. the governor released a lot of emails this week. he was pressured to release it. but look at this one. it's marked high importance, but the entire e-mail is complete lie blacked out and redacted. and you say one of your emails about the water was in that batch of released emails too. are we getting the whole story here representative nealy? >> no, we're not getting the whole story and we need other investigative entities to come in. we need the federal government to come in and take a look at the level of culpability and those that committed, the crimes being committed on the residents inside the city of flint right
now. its hard to figure out who is our allies and accessories of crimes committed against this great american city. >> now, when we look at the fact, i mean we're talking about people that are drinking water that causes lead poisoning. we just showed a young child, seniors. i mean where does the humanity kick in? where does the concern? you talk about people that could have permanent damage here. this is unthinkable in 2016 in america. >> right. you got to think about this governor. when we work together at the capital in lansing, mifrp, i worked one building away from him. i have not yet even met the governor. he has not dome meet have a discussion or a dialogue in the community i represent, a community he says he'll help fix this. he has not given me any conversation about what's going to happen. the plan that's on the ground now is not sustainable. what will happen in two weeks
when the american public may turn the page on this. we still going to have residents on this suffering through permanent effects through this crisis that we have. he's just trying to run out the clock on this and we want to encourage everybody to stay focused on this american city because if this can happen in the city of flint this can happen anywhere. we want to make sure this governor is held accountable for his actions and let's not get caught up with the red herrings that his pr company is throwing out so he can absolve himself of this responsibility. >> michigan state representative sheldon nealy, thank you for your time and rachel maddow will hold a special town hall from flint, michigan on wednesday at 9:00 p.m. eastern. still ahead we'll go back to our storm coverage with a live report on how the new jersey shore is doing this morning. business today is not competition, it's protecting customer trust. every day you read headlines about governments and businesses
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if you're just joining us this hour i want to get you up to date in terms of what we know right now. 8:45 on the east coast. 20 deaths, that's grown from 17 last night, that's up by three confirmed so far. we also understand there are concerns of yet more flooding. they are watching that and icy roads too. now, the travel ban that was put in place yesterday in new york city, that has been lifted. most outdoor subway service will be restored by 9:00 a.m. eastern. underground trains never stopped running in central park. specifically the measurement there, 27 inches, almost snow falling yesterday. shy of an all-time record 26.8 is what the actual number was. hundreds of flights cancelled today. actually thousands is more properly said. and some are seeing major coastal flooding as well as we look up and down the east coast. all that this hour, 45 minutes
in case you're just joining us. now new jersey shore residents they don't deal with major flooding and power outages this morning. nbc's rehema ellis is live in point pleasant, new jersey. wow. that's a difference as we talked to you on a day after. >> reporter: yeah. absolutely, richard. i should tell you, though, high surf advisories and warnings do remain in effect but as you can see this is a very different day. yesterday, however, conditions on this beach and all along this area of jersey's coast were very dangerous. overnight fierce winds continued own own owner -- on jersey's south shore. at one point during the massive storm tens of thousands had no electricity. and there was historic coastal flooding in some places. water rushed through
neighborhoods like sea isle city and wildwood, areas hard hit three years ago by hurricane sandy. but officials say many residents were prepared this time. some complying with volunteer evacuations. a rough night for many including those working to stay ahead of the storm. >> i'm just going to be going. i haven't slept since thursday. i've been going out. i was buying salt and all kind of stuff. i'm just running on adrenaline. >> reporter: when you look at this water now the high tide is still up and we're advised that there could still be some moderate flooding in the area. but this is extremely different from what was experienced yesterday. even in communities like atlantic city on the coast and stone harbor they got pounded pretty hard. in fact stone harbor got so much flooding the mayor there says the flooding conditions were worse yesterday than they were during hurricane sandy in 2012 which really devastated so much
of this area. but it is picture perfect out here right now as people begin the process of putting their lives back together. they are going to be assessing what kind of beach erosion occurred here and what it's going to do -- what they have to do bring this community back to normal. some people will be looking at the surf and thinking it's pretty picture perfect for surfers but still a lot of work to be done here yet to make certain people get their lives back to normal. >> thank you for that report. let's bring back in nbc meteorologist bill karins. bill, she laid it out there for us. yesterday she was standing up on the coast. you remember that wind sideways now she's able to stand right there on the beach. >> she might as well have been in a tropical storm. the storm is gone. that's great. sunshine out across all the areas that got hit by the snow. high tide cycle is just about over with. up and down the mid-atlantic. so we'll go through another high
tide cycle this evening and that will be lower. as the storm pulls out our winds are offshore pulling the water out. we have a little bit of issues we can watch on the back bays by cape cod. a dig out day. winds are not that bad. 20 to 30 mile-per-hour range and no gusts to report at all philly to new york to atlantic city. that makes it even more enjoyable. wind chill values are starting to come up. down in the single digits. still very cold in boston. d.c. is at 17. definitely the ski gear. snow totals in the big cities. d.c. up to 20 inches. there's arguments going out of the d.c. area whether the measurements are correct. people near the arraignment said they had 30. officially at the airport 19.4. regardless still one of the top three snowfalls ever in the history of washington, d.c. so that's at 19.4. they didn't quite get up there to number two. as far as other areas, philadelphia had a very significant snow.
little snow hole your total was a little lower. baltimore you broke your old time record 29.2. that's one of the biggest cities that saw their all time biggest snowfall. philadelphia i mentioned you didn't quite get there. you were almost there. you were at 22.4 which is fourth place all time. new york city, we thought we were going to do it. it was so close. officially we were only .1 inch away. so i want to share some photos i took. this one is, radio city one of the huge mounds they put out there. the way they clear snow around "30 rock" they put it in these huge massive piles and dump trucks come in because they can't leave it on the sidewalks. everyone showing off their patio furniture. i found some patio furniture around "30 rock" at a restaurant. this is how much snow was on top of the patio. that looks like about two and a half feet. very impressive stuff. if you have pictures, send the
home my twitter account @bill karins. >> quite the fraefr. great meteorologist as well. >> we'll work on the photography. you gave me some lessons. >> not me. you proved the point. bill karins thank you very much. we'll go live to another part of the jersey shore that's under water this morning. this is sheldon, whose long day setting up the news starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve,..
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if you go to the national weather service website there's one list of concerns that's the longest compared to all the rest and that's the high water concerns, although our own bill karins say that's subsiding but not for some. let's go new jersey and sea isle is where we saw a lot of water yesterday. how does it took today as we get close to another high tide there, jacob?
>> reporter: we're still looking at neighborhoods under water. with me i have bill and justin who just came from back there. tell me how it is back there? >> yesterday morning i had two feet of water in my house. i woke up at 8:00 and it was just at the first step on the sidewalk and in a half hour it was rushing in. >> reporter: he said yesterday morning he had two feet of water in his house. thank you guys so much. as far as you can see, this neighborhood and the one behind it and the one behind that are all under water. none of the new stations were able to get here yesterday. this is the first time anybody has been here because at the height of it this was waist deep and higher. nobody could get in or out. the emergency crews, the residents tell me were back and forth getting everybody out of here to safety and now they are still checking on taxpayer homes to see how bad the damage is. >> jacob, can you give us a sense how deep the water is. i can see it's covering your
boots there. how far back and how deep? >> reporter: if i go back to the intersection it's back to the top of my boots and as they were telling me if you go back further and to the left it's about up to your knees. but as i said yesterday during the height it it was too deep to drive through and they say it's much worse than superstorm sandy. >> sea isle city, new jersey. one of the areas that's seen flooding today. thanks, richard. that does it for us. i'll see you back here next sunday for a special edition of "politicsnation" covering the iowa caucus. in the meantime, stay safe. and if you have afib-an irregular heartbeat that may put you at five times greater risk of stroke they can pool together in the heart, forming a clot that can break free and travel upstream to the brain, where it can block blood flow and cause a stroke.
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