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in new york, swabs of the city without power, the subway is still down as craig bosswell tells us for the millions affected by the storm, life may never be at the -- be the same. >> reporter: the damage report gets longer and longer. president obama got a firsthand look at the damage along the atlantic city boardwalk and the other barrier islands, as families try to figure out what to do next. president obama visits new jersey touring the devastated shore region with governor chris christie. the scenes and pictures are chilling and it's like this along the shorelines. the amusements of the jersey shore are down the list of casualties: homes, boats, businesses and lives were lost to the storm. >> the destruction is so totaled in so many places that it's a different experience than we have scene before. >> reporter: residents can't believe that part of their legendary boardwalk is now gone. meanwhile, in neighboring new
york, the hustle and bustle of the big apple is slowly coming back after sandy brought the metropolitan hub to a halt. governor cuomo announcing limited train services would start up a day after the city buses were on the road. >> there will be more service literally on a day-by-day basis as the mta is working through this. >> reporter: areas of lower manhattan are flooded with corosive sea water. as people assess the damage in the queen's neighborhood where more than 100 homes were destroyed by a massive fire during the storm. because of the downed power lines, flooding and dangerous debris, the governor postponed halloween and that is far from the minds of the two million or more people without power in the state n. atlantic city, new jersey, craig bosswell, fox news. new york city and parts of the jersey shore, the epicenter of the storm, there are incredible images of destruction and including the video here. the freed metropolis from the eighth avenue section in lower
manhattan. cars tossed about, floating in the water. emergency service lines -- lightings flashing. this is some of the damage left behind in new york. strong winds blew a 40-foot boat on to the train tracks. other boats turned loose slamming into various marineas. and on staten island, police helicopter crews rescued five adults and a child trapped in their homes. the chopper used the rooftop to rescue those. helicopter 23 is the name. named after the 23 officers killed on 9/11. after the storm and the cleanup for some, the focus is on the election. early voting resumed in maryland and d.c. today. and the lines are long. this is what it looked like this morning. early voting is extended in maryland until 9 pom on friday. the d.c. board of elects is extended hours until 9:00 p.m. through saturday. karen gray houston joins us live with more and at this hour, people are patiently waiting in line. karen. >> reporter: they patiently waiting at the bowie public
library, and they're waiting as long as 2, 2 1/2 hours to cast ballots here. and joining me is the prince georges county deputy elections administrator. >> yeah. >> and may be you can explain what is going on here? have the -- the lines been long since saturday? >> they have been. voter turnout is excellent. voters have come out and voting at their vance. they're coming to the lines and patiently waiting their turn to cast their ballots. >> i'm wondering, we have two days off because of the hurricane. >> yes. >> and do you think that is what is driving a lot of what is going now? >> originally on saturday and sunday, we believe many people were coming out. they didn't want to get set not voting in the event there was a power outage. today's turnout, we're pleased with. >> and i'm guessing perhaps
it's the presidential election? >> yes. this is our first time in the state of maryland having early wreath -- voting during a presidential election and this is our first time at it. we had early voting during the gubernatorial election as well. >> people didn't know what to expect because you didn't have early voting and the presidential election before. they were saying i'm surprised, i didn't expect to see this many people in line. >> exactly. >> and they have other important issues on the ballot, same-sex marriage, and gambling in maryland, the dream act. are they talking about -- do you thank is what is on some of their mines? >> i believe that many of them probably are wanting to cast their ballots in reference to some of the very important issues. they received questions and the sample ballots in the mail and specified all of the important
questions. so. >> one last question. polls close at 9:00 tonight. if you're in the long happens t >> if you're in the line by 9:00 p.m., you will be able to vote. we will accommodate everyone in line by 9:00 p.m. >> okay, thank you. >> thank you. >> and if you want to trick or treat and come here before 9:00, you can do that. montgomery county voters have a number of initiatives to consider this year, including question b, a law that deals with negotiations between the montgomery county police department and the officer's union. they will negotiate all management decisions and that doesn't impact public service. the county executive disagrees. >> they believe that it does have an impact. prior police chiefs have -- objected to the law as well. you have had the democratic committee to vote and 90% in favor of this. and the editorial boards of the
"washington post" and gazette unusual looked at this and believe the union's position is wrong and the police chief is right. i supported the law and signed. >> a vote in favor of question b ends the mandate on management decisions going through the union. eals with ex gambling. it's been an expensive fight. the latest disclosure shows companies with a stake in the measure have less than $72 million starting to -- trying to sway your vote. the biggest one, pen national gaming and they want to defeat the expansion, $35.5 million on it. mgm wants to build some in support of the bill. the new quinnipiac university poll found george allen losing ground among independent voters. democrat tim kaine is ahead of allen, 50 to 46%. a few weeks ago, cane was up 51 to 41% in the same poll. cell phone owners and twitter users are getting text
messages, urging the vote against president obama. they say the messages are coming from cc advertising out of centreville, virginia. the website's generating the messages and they were registered to the advertising company's president late wednesday. earlier in the day, they were register to a former republican state senate candidate. we'll discuss that issue coming up at 6:30 tonight. fox 5 news edge you decide 2012 focuses on national candidates and issues during the final two weeks of the campaign. straight ahead here on the news edge, when you think of a quick getaway, why that jeep stalled on a fence. and one surprise from sandy that many are not complaining about, snow. >> and we have no rainfall. we have a few clouds out there, brian, but it's going to be a good night for the trick or treaters. the door bell may start ringing soon. the sun's going down at 6:08 and will be dark soon. we'll talk about halloween and the weekend.
i know the redskins are gearing june. that's right, the word now on possible disciplinary action for deangelo hall. what the commissioner had to say about it coming up. and the teammate. if it were not for bad luck, he would have no luck at all. a return to the game field or is one on the horizon. straight ahead on the news edge. brian. >> and if you have a story idea, there is the phone number and the e-mail address. we're back. we're back. anncr: which do you believe?
what mitt romney's tv ads say abouout women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. a west virginia casino launchihg the biggest ad barrage ever. don't be misled. the washington post says question seven is just... common sense. it'll create 4,000 permanent jobs. and stop maryland from losing millions to other states... every year. that's why business, labor, and teachers all support... question seven. and so does the washington post. vote for question seven. it's just common sense.
. u.s. border patrol agents have their work cut out when drug smugglers try to jump the fence. they used the makeshift ramp to prop the car 15 feet high and didn't make it. when federal agents arrived, the two suspects ran off on foot. a wisconsin car slams into a elderly pedestrian. the officers driving on the highway and appears the 89-year- old walked into the nighttime traffic. the man was hospitalized in critical condition and the
officer not injured. and the supreme court is considering curbing the use of drug-sniffi dogs. the lawyers argue using the canines outside of the home to search for drugs is an unconstitutional breach of privacy. they considering making the states prove how well-trained and effective the dog- drug- sniffing dogs are. the ex-wife of mohammad told her story to ricki lake today. she described how threatening he could be. >> and you have to come out. as my enemy, i will kill you. yes, he looked at me in my eye and i knew he was going to do it. he proved to me he was a man of his word. he was not an idle talker. he'd what he meant and meant what he said. >> she said she was the reason why he went on his killing spree 10 years ago. damaging winds, fire, floods. coming up, superstorm sandy
causes billions in damages. how beach towns are moving forward and. a ghostbuster gangam-style matchup. creating a song and music video in time for the halloween party. party. anncr: it's said that character is what we do... when we think no one is looking. mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
. we continue at 6:00 watching the northeast as it crawls back to normal from hurricane sandy. kennedy at new -- and newark and liberty airports reopened. the new york stock exchange got back to businessed. -- today. the parts are expected to be up and running tomorrow. 6million homes and businesses are without power. the storm is blamed for 60 deaths. hurricane sandy set a massive fire that raged for hours in breezy point, new york,
destroying 80 homes. not just in breezy point but there was destruction across new york, new jersey and cleanup effort is long and costly. fox correspondent theresa priolla reports from rockaway beach. >> reporter: i am theresa pri -- theresa priollo, joining us from rockaway beach. one of the areas devastated by hurricane sandy. this is the atlantic ocean behind me. the boardwalk once lined it. and that boardwalk no longer there. the boardwalk ended up all the way here where you so that truck attempting to remove the sand and push the boardwalk out of the way. pieces of it are there and other pieces are here. across the street and down the block. in fact, that is i light pole there, and past it are street benches and before, we saw a man sitting on one and taking a
moment to reflect. trying desperately to figure out what he is going do now that he has nothing left. the people here are determined to rebuild. they decided that despite the hurricane was a few days ago and this home here, when we got here a few hours ago, you could see all of the way through it and the last few hours, they have boarded it up and have taken any debris needed out of this house and they, like many of the people here in this town, say they will come back bigger and better than ever. all they need now is a city of new york to come to their aid and help them out. they're asking for red cross help, they're asking for fema to come and help them out. and that is the latest from rockaway beach. >> these pictures don't get easier to watch. >> that is rough. and, of course, we have the snow in the mountains, going on for three days now, brian. we have pictures to show you of what is happening at the high elevations to the west.
we know that the ski resorts are happy about this. i think snowshoe mean up and over the three-foot mark, but we also just got a report from one of our e-mailers, robert lefler, camain at west virginia, 3700 feet and may have 32 to 40 inches. you see boone, north carolina, here, and some heavy snow amounts, they're strong get the equipment out and the down side of this area, the heavy, wet snow in the appalachians is that and that is cutting power and phone service to many spots. it mean a number of days, if not a full week before service is back. closer in, frostburg got four inches, in west virginia, grant county, over 22-inches and big meadows, virginia, madson county, 12 inches of snow and elevation-based. we're glad the trick or treaters don't have to deal with the snow. happy halloween, everybody, we're distracted with what is going on with sandy and this is nice for the kids to have fun and forget about the monster
storm. appropriately, we have frightening clouds out there and a ghoulish chill. it will be in the upper 40s as the kid comes around your house and i hope they come tonight. they are going to be dry and it feels damp out there. and lots of layers under the costume and leave the umbrella at home. the temperature now, down to 48 degrees in gaithersburg; d.c., 52; and hagerstown and the higher elevations here, it's in the 40s and that is going to be a chilly night. now, for the most part, clouds are going to hang out with us if these were to clear. it would be colder and this is what is going on with the circulation from sandy and that is very, very weak circulation. it can't move. the high pressure has logjammed everything and we're going have to wait a few more days before we can can get into the sunshine like chicago did and to the south. we'll have more sun tomorrow than we had today and we'll have breaks of sun here and there. we'll also watch the water levels on the rivers and tomorrow should be the last day where we're experiencing some river flooding. we know that the monocacy in
frederick came out of the banks and should be back on the banks now and coastal flood warnings into d.c. for moderate flooding expected through tomorrow afternoon. the crest should be late tonight and so we're going to watch tonight and run above normal tonight by two to three feet. better than it was yesterday, next high tide at the washington channel at 9:54, and alexandrea, 1012time. those of white house live there know the drill. be ready for it and looks like things are better for tomorrow. 42 degrees for us tonight. a little chilly with a good deal of cloud cover around and perhaps some upper 30s for the suburbs. thursday, more sunshine. we'll call it sunny breaks, and 55 degrees. a breeze out of the west to help to dry up some of the leaves that fell and with the sunny breaks, a chilly start in the morning and 42 and some more clouds and sun in the morning. more in the way of insunshine
-- way of sunshine. looking nice and bright, an autumn chill is in the air. don't forget this weekend, a bonus for you. an extra hour to snooze as we return to standard time and set our clocks back one hour on sunday or saturday morning, saturday evening, however you want to do it, before you go to bed. looks like the sun goes down now on sunday at 5:04, and we're into november as we look at temperatures in the 50s, and that is below average this time of the year. tuesday is voting day. there is an interesting storm. we might have to watch right now, the models may want to take it out to city. -- to sea. >> and we'll see you in a bit. the final home of the space shuttle endeavour is open to the public. opening up the california science center in l.a. it features videos, and artifacts from endeavour and the artifact, the shuttle itself. the wizards fourth-quarter comeback falling short. the team's reaction is up next. >> now -- [ indiscernible ]
. the until is still reviewing deangelo hall's outburst with the officials on sunday. a decision is expected tonight or tomorrow. the commissioner said in a radio interview today that the league has very strong rules in the areas of sportsmanship and respect for officials and they will enforce them a grill. -- aggressively. we're not only waiting word on hall but waiting for the recovery of merryweather. the safety has yet to play in a game this year and is hampered
by a spring ligament in the left knee since the spring season. reaggravateed twice, including the pregame collision with robinson in tampa bay. robinson is not likely to play this week, but an encouraging sign, he plans to practice fully this week. >> i need to find a way to get back out there. not the fact that we're struggling against them, but the fact that i want to get out there with the guys i went through camp, you know, the every day, and knowing that i can't help. the guys who come in here and give their all and i am sitting down watching. >> mike shanahan said merriweather and garcone are likely to return to action following next week's bi. kickoff this week at home against the panthers at 1:00 on fox. to hoops now and a new look wizards team took the floor in cleveland last night. the third pick, with eight
points in his nba debut and controlling the game the first three quarters and with the dunk. randy whitman, he doesn't like that and has words for the rookie after this one. the team battled back to start the fourth quarter. the bench stepped up. earl and pargo led a 16-0 run to retake the lead at 76-74. pargo connects from downtown there and the calfs end the -- cavs end the game on a 14-0 run to take the final, and the coach said the problem in game one, the guys try to do too much. >> adrenaline flowing so high and they'll have the greatest game, you know, that i can have and that is snowballing into nothing but bad things. we got back to doing some of the things when we got, you know, took the lead there and, you know, in that fourth quarter and it cost us, you know.
really, this game because of that. >> and open at home against the celtics on saturday. boston and miami played last night. and ray allen saying what is up. snubbed here by kevin garnet and didn't look at the guy. the first half, shot clock winding down and banks home the three at 19 points. late first half, green goes in and rejected by chris bob. -- chris boshe. and lebron james with 26. he is going to throw it down here. ten boards as well. heat over the celtics, 120-107 and d.c. united will host game one of the play-off series against the red bulls on saturday at 8:00 p.m. due to hurricane sandy. >> and let's go to the weather center with sue palka. >> i hear doorbells ringing all over washington, brian. here come the trick or treaters, in the 40s for them the rest of the evening. we'll have a chilly overnight and not colder than 42 degrees in the district. happy halloween to everybody. how about some brighter skies
tomorrow? i think that is what we're going to deliver. not a fully sunny day, but at least a west wind. we'll blow's few clouds out of town for awhile. friday, clouds around. right now, the weekend while cool, certainly looks like it's going to be pleasant. lots of sunshine and a friendly reminder, daylight saving time is ending saturday night and this is the weekend where you get an extra hour of sleep and set your clock back one hour. tuesday, our election day, we'll have more information on that in a few minutes, brian. back to you. >> thank you for that. back here with the fox 5 news edge you decide 2012 in just minutes.