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captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- now, hurricane center make a turnto toward the northeastern united states then that means that conditions will get worse in the next few hours. jacqui jeras is leading our storm team coverage. satelliteing at the pictures. how tight and d it is around the center. that will give us that intensification as the storm is over the warm gulf stream waters. how large this thing is. it goes up to the mid-atlantic and through the northeast and up .nto canada
the impact so far this morning terrible andthat the metro area. coastal areas are getting and the rainfall has been heavy. we have a strong band from hagerstown down toward frederick and warrenton. we can see zero 0.5 inches per rain.f we can seek higher totals in the delmarva peninsula. dover, delaware, over four inches. about 2.5 inches in annapolis. there has been an incredible of wave action. this is a time lapse from ocean city, maryland. look at the end of that pierre. . that is about 100 feet appear that was wiped out. of pier wiped out.
we see 35-mile per hour wind gusts. here is a time line -- 30-50 hour gusts are expected then 45-55 6:00 midnight and by tomorrow 50-70g, we will see the per mile power wins. ds. talk about other aspects of sandy coming up in a little bit. you can still find us online wjla.com. you could also use your mobile phone. we will be applied streaming. as you mentioned, the maryland line is really taking a pounding. has beener ocean city by waves. brianne carter has more.
we know the waves have been oming in tyrian >> we are starting to see some damage. we are seeing sheets of from these sections along the boardwalk. down here andng debris scattered the boardwalk. the big concern is flooding and is exactly what we have seen throughout the morning. they put up these steel barriers entrance points to the water out as the possible but it did not work out. an hour or so ago, there was it looked more like a river here. we took some pictures of the pi er that is the biggest amount of seen in ocean city. there is a lot of flooding around that area. over the past two hours, we have seen 20-25-foot waves.
those came crashing over the pi causing bad damage. it has been a large impact of the waves crashing against the along the boardwalk. in the southern part, it has worst and that is for was putatory evacuation in place. seen inr impact we have city is about flooding. seen a lot of coastal flooding with a number of streets impassible. along 17th street and are areasere, there o because cannot get t of the flooding. s something we will stay on top of. >> thanks so much. ocean city is clearly getting entire state of impact. will feel the spokeor martin o'malley ago.ours john gonzales is in annapolis.
you guys have been talking about this massive storm moving inland. we are feeling the effect in annapolis. intensifying and has been strong for several hours. it is the wind that is really picking up. the big concern in annapolis a low-lying area prone tidal andg is the coastal flooding around the area. we are told that the tidal could reach 3 feet. we're getting the strongest long we have had all day rightey are happening now. s been concern in the area. people todid advise evacuate. there is no mandatory evacuation
annapolis but that could change. the businesses have set up sandbags but also the big tarps and covers and putting n glass windows and doors prevent them from breaking. you can see the covers on the bb bank. residents realized what happened in 2003 with hurricane where this entire area water.er 6 feet of there is an area just the road, meadows, no power at this hour. hunt meadows. high tide is at 6:00 this evening and the one following around 6:00 tomorrow morning. >> thanks very much. as far as schools go, we have two cancellations for tomorrow
already. arlington county, virginia and maryland noty, school tomorrow. place andgs are in are covering windows in alexandria. it is a place that floods often and jummy olabanji is there now. afternoonnews this flooding has not started here in old town alexandria. we just spoke with the mayor's and they say they are prepping for this. you walk the streets of old e king street and street, they have and windows boarded up and businesses are prepared come later to tonight. the other piece of good news is not seen too many people out here on the street. few this morning finishing up their errands. businesses closed around 10:00 this morning. residents who live in the old
area say they are used to and they are but theyeady for that preparing for the fact that they will probably lose power. achile. a big pot we can cook and eat things up on the fireplace. >> we have been seeing officials and the fire department police department in alexandria around the streets them havee none of any flooding. there are no street closures so far. stay away from the old town area ofause they expect some these roadways will flood. service a new emergency number you can call. that is for folks in the city 703-746-help. is and we will pause that online
wjla.com. >> just eight days left until election day. sandy is impacting the campaign. the early voting in maryland has today andlled for made up on friday. obama canceled his campaign in florida. he opted to return to the white he isthis morning where conditions andm is prepping for an appearance tomorrow in green bay. he and president clinton will attend the events together. mayor ron is going forward with the events in ohio and iowa today -- mr. romney is going the events in ohio iowa today. they are collecting supplies for in virginia and a being used for efforts. on the hurricane that there is other news we need to update you on. an investigation in falls church
found in ay was burned home at 4:00 a.m.. the flames were so intense that -- that a nearby home was also damaged. coming up next, we'll continue coverage of hurricane sandy. wwill check in with their crews on the roads and beaches and jacqui jeras will have the on the storm track. at 395.a look on the storm track. at [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney
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i approve this message. take a look at what is happening in virginia beach. is getting battered by that serve. the waves are coming into the to 20 feetre close are higher than that. we wanted to show you some of the video that has just come in. >> we have been seeing amazing from across the east coast. we're just getting word that the romney-ryan campaign has their scheduled events tomorrow as well as precaution. the wave action has been amazing well offshore, like 40 feet. it is an unusual situation
is such a large storm things up turning than a typical hurricane would do. the storm has been strengthening all morning slowly but steadily. it is now over the warm waters of the gulf stream. there's a little additional intensification possible. look how far this stretches. back towardthe way indianapolis. it goes into parts of kentucky t is a huge system. 475 milesis about around. we have seen rainfall totals in the four-five-inch rain in maryland toward the delmarva peninsula. the biggest lot of concern -- fromrn stretches downstown all the way toward fredericksburg.
hours, maybet for 36 hours. here's a look at ocean city, maryland. these are the temperatures and of the rainfall totals. we could see some flood levels river.monocracy here is the forecast model we have. these are rainfalls that could possibly happen between now and wednesday morning. we are looking at 4-8 inches on average. somebody out there will get 12 before all is said and done very the main will be the rivers that be flooding and they could flooded throughout most of the week. the ground is already very saturated.
with high wind, we are concerned large trees toppling over. we could have power outages and trees and that could be a time.m for a long go days potentially power. you need to stay indoors as we go into the afternoon hours. this is the wind forecasted here is a time line. this is 30 miles per hour plus is in 50-miles per hour in the red is the winds.mile per hour we will peek through the but the windss strong with costs hour intomiles per wednesday. we should have a calmer and of
the week but this should all be trick orre for you treaters. we think landfall happen late early tomorrow. it will take a curve to the north. the timing of all this might bit.ce a little does not seem terrible now, you want to stay indoors. stay in the basement if you can a flood-pronein area. if you lose power, you can still app iformation on our have your cell phone handy. thank you so much. coming up here on abc 7 news at , we'll continue our live tv of sandy. you can download our app online.
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past noon. you can see the storm moving areas power outages -- when out, you cans o track conditions from your smart frog and download the abc 7 storm watch app and also from your laptop. you can always log onto to watch our live streaming newscast. >> public transportation around has been closed hurricane sandy. metrorail, metrobus and metro not runningce are today and that affects more riders.,000 marc and vre are also not in other trains along n service on amtrak are affected. metro officials tell us they not yet made a decision to resume service
tomorrow. in new york city, they have shut tumble largest transit for only the second time in history. new york's subways and trains closed down for affecting 9ning million commuters. >> this is nothing to play with. we don't want to down as the equipment and having a problem up and the system running. set it is propped with 300 pumper rooms and portable track pomps to deal with the worst case scenario. all three d.c. area airports are storm butg the airlines have canceled hundreds of flights out of reagan national, bwi airport. you have a flight, call ahead and check on the status. coming up next, we'll talk an official from metropolitan washington airports authority.
let's get the latest on the roadways. things goinga few on. look at montgomery county. we can see the elderly that new hampshire ave. you see that fire truck about to is a car there theirut not far from blocking the left side of the roadway. also, as you travel on 355, road, father hurley boulevard, there is a closure. . point. there's an accident affecting the north and southbound side of 355. i-295 in virginia, we see some traffic on the northbound toward stafford. delays began after route 17.
you may some -- see some upasional high water spots streetard the 14th bridge. if you don't have to go out, it insideod idea to stay and let the storm passed. here is a tractor-trailer jackknifed. look at all the damage there. that was in bethesda. no word on any injuries and that was near rockville pike. ahead, we will tell you freezer forre your ahead, we will tell you freezer forre your a po we had a good group of people. good group of employees out there. this was a booming place. and mitt romney and bain capital turned it in to a junk yard. i was suddenly, 60 years old. i had no health care. mainly i was thinking about my family. how am i going to take care of my family. he promised us the same things he's promising the united states. and he'll give you the same thing he gave us. nothing.
let's take a look at delaware. this is roosevelt inlets. it is obvious to tell where the water is supposed to be and over.it has crossed you concede those pilings and boardwalk and appear in that area. people all without power in the d.c. area. with the current power outages, about whatto think in your freezer or refrigerator. basic steps -- a freezer that is half full will to 24ood safety for up hours and a full freezer will food fresh for 48 hours if not open the door. if you cannot put the
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