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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. good morning, america. breaking news, the perfect storm. sandy brings utt devastation >> live, and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. overnight. unprecedented walls of water is 7:56 and this destroy the coastline and slam new york city. so much of the skyline plunged tuesday, october 30. into darkness. a record-breaking loss of power. we're following a developing from north laurel where floodwaters pour into tunnels. hospitalizedare hospitals forced to evacuate. monoxide poisoning. authorities say they were found >> oh, my goodness. it is an infant. at 5:00 a.m. and we are told >> now, new dangers. >> not by water, not by flood, man is in critical not by sandy. because a generator but by fire. found inside a home. >> nine states under a state of emergency right now. all the latest on the crews are trying to assess the catastrophic damage, dramatic in ocean city.
rescues and where the storm is headed next. our extreme weather team, live, things have calmed down a bit pictures. the storm battered the area. in the storm zone. "good morning america's" special coverage starts, right now. newschannel 8 will have much depth report at of the hour. let's get the latest on roadways. vre and marc and you are lookingt the scene overnight in parts of train service suspended today. new york city. fires raging in the floodwaters. dozens of homes destroyed. entire neighborhoods on fire. we have new pieces of ofstill have a lot information pouring in every minute right now. roadblocks and closures. this storm has taken many lives. in maryland is cornersn near four at least 16 so far. there's so much devastation. >> it is remarkable, we're because of the flooding. seeing these images more and more. and the 7.5 million people are out of power at this hour. beach drive and rock creek the center of the storm, by the parkway and other roadways are way, is over central pennsylvania. also closed. it is a good idea to still and we just got this in. a levee in new jersey was noon when thest breached overnight. and we understand an entire town is underwater. wind diminishes and the rain people are climbing on the roofs dies down.
of their mobile homes, awaiting there were a few snowflakes rescue. >> we have a big story in new york city this morning. mixed into the rain. it is 43 degrees right now. so much of the city underwater overnight. look at these pictures. all but one of the tunnels in updateill have another the city are closed. and officials say this is the worst disaster ever for the at 8:27. 108-year-old new york subway i moved to new york to work in fashion. system. >> and look at these pictures. miles of manhattan plunged into darkness overnight. there, you see, the largest storm-related power outage ever. that's the picture of a dark manhattan skyline. >> our extreme weather team has been on the front lines of the storm from the very beginning. sam leads off our coverage from battery park in lower manhattan. good morning, sam. >> good morning. we're at the very tip of manhattan. last night, yesterday, this water that is the new york harbor, was all through this area. we could not stand here. so i had to look the part. this railing, the water was at t.j.maxx is such a great place the top of the railing. the water is down. cause i know when i go in there, i'm gonna score. but sandy came onshore with they've got such great deals
everything a superstorm was on all my favorite brands. expected to. fashion direct from designers. that incredible surge, savings direct to you. t.j.maxx. record-setting, 14 feet of additional water in new york harbor. here's where the storm is right we were told to build a 30-foot stage. now. it's not just a coastal stm. gathered the guys and it's not just a new york and we built that 30-foot stage, not knowing what it was for. storm. look at that area of low pressure. just days later, that's what's left of sandy. all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse. it's rain along the coastline and snow inland. we'll see tropical storm-forced a group of people walked out on that stage winds at least in every area and told uttt the pla is now closed and all of you are fired... you're seeing the rain and snow. sandy, affecting one-third of i looked both ways, i looked at the crowd, the country. sandy's effects, causing and...we all just lost our jobs. destruction never seen before in america's largest city. a high tide of 14 feet at the we don't have an income. battery, 4 feet higher than the mmitt romney made ovever 100 million dollars previous record, brought water rushing over battery park in by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. manhattan. four feet of water battered the turns out that when we built that stage, tunnels and the site of the it was like building my own coffin, world trade center. >> what's your biggest concern right now? >> where it stops and when it and it just made me sick.
[ male announcerer ] priorities usa action stops. and what damage it's doing. is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> reporter: unprecedented flooding caused backup generators to fail at several hospitals, like nyu medical center, where hundreds of patients, including infants from the neonatal intensive care unit. >> this is an infant. this morning, the perfect >> reporter: we're in battery storm. park city. we've gone as far north as we still wreaking havoc after can. we're surrounded by water. the hudson river is that way. pounding the east coast with waves and punishing winds. tried to get out south. don't know how much water is nearly half of new york city in here on west street and the dark and underwater. chambers. but cars haven't been able to as floodwaters swamp tunnels, get through. reportedly 100-mile-per-hour wash out roads and force wind gusts on new york city hospitals to evacuate, even the bridges. and the city itself, nearly tiniest patients. this morning, the latest on the 70-mile-per-hour wind gusts. catastrophic damage, the dramatic rescue, and where the this entire apartment building storm is headed next. collapsed. our extreme team live in the >> oh, my gosh. there's no walls on this storm zone. "good morning america" special coverage starts, right now. apartment. >> reporter: and a construction crane collapsing on a $1.5 billion luxury high-rise under
construction, dangling over 57th street. firefighters battled through the just look at the scene night. a six-alarm fire in queens, that overnight right here in new york involved over 50 homes in a city. that's breezy point. flooded area. fire coming out of the waters power is out in most of right there. manhattan. and the latest estimates have 7 entire neighborhoods destroyed. more than 50 homes are gone right now. million people without power in 11 states. it could be up to ten days look at that right there. staten island. before power is completely "the john b.caddell" supertanker restored. sandy's effects were felt as far washed ashore. west as lake michigan. many are waiting to be rescued and eight states have snow falling, from north carolina to there, as well. learning so much about the pennsylvania and into ohio. devastation caused by the davis, wesvirginia, has 17 superstorm. 17 people have lost their lives in the storm. inches of snow. and there's more to come. >> here's what we know. there could be three feet of 7.5 million people are right now snow in the higher elevations by thursday. if you feel any part of sandy out of power. right now, you will, for another a levee in new jersey breached two days. take a quick look at where the rain will fall. we're looking at heavy rainfall, overnight. entire towns are underwater particularly inland areas. watch the totals pop up. right now. dramatic rescues taking place at an additional two inches of this hour. >> and some of the terror and rain. this will mean flooding for the the devastations occurred at
areas in the yellownd the red. night. and the sun's rise now on so there will be tropical many communities, up and down storm-force winds. the east coast. and hurricane-force wind gusts during the day today, well they wake up underwater this inland. chris cuomo joins me. morning. we were out all night long in there are huge potential health hazards once the floodwaters this storm. trapped right here. recede. couldn't go anywhere. dr. richard besser is here with >> we've been talking about what you need to know to protect expectations. yourself and your families from there's the question of what you the dangers that could be expect. and then, there's what you can handle. the water came. lurking inside and around your the surge came. we look at some of the pictures. flooded homes. >> and millions facing several days potentially without power. we couldn't have imagined. this is the path. we have crucial safety tips to the path train entrance. the water is going down. store food for your family. the battery tunnel became like a lara is near her family in waterfall. connecticut. and the floodwaters have been for all of the preparations and everything that people were devastating, as well. >> yes. preparing for, it happened as for many, many here, thousands, predicted. but it hit the city in more and it will be a long few days. worse ways than we could have hunkered down, displaced in ever prepared for. hotels or shelters. coming up, we're going to talk about life for these families the city that never sleeps, now crippled. adjusting to the aftermath here without power. much of it underwater. in the storm zone. let's start with sam, who is the brooklyn battery tunnel, a leading our coverage from main entry point for the city, a
battery park in lower manhattan. sam? rushing waterfall. >> look at new york harbor. sandy's surge into lower it looks like a rolling sea, manhattan for hours. up to 15 feet in the tunnels. white caps. we have periods of rain moving through here. that will be the case over the blown by hurricane-force gusts next couple of days. officially, this is 12 hours that did their worst. after that superstorm, sandy, trees, power lines, torn and delivered, to its title and came across shore. tossed. the scenes like this began. sandy's effects blasted new york one of the city's transformed, city, causing damage and buffeted by 90-mile-per-hour destruction never seen before in winds and salty water. america's largest city. over four feet of water flooded an atomic-looking explosion. the subway system. the holland and brooklyn battery 650,000 in the city in darkness. tunnelsnd the site of the millions more suffered the same world trade center. in areas. unprecedented flooding caused water stood four to eight feet the generators to fail at several hospitals, including nyu deep in the subway tunnels. hospital, where hundreds of >> we've got all of our patients had to be evacuated. >> it's almost 10:30. and the wind has picked up resources ready to clean this around here. the water is still high. up. it smells like fuel oil. >> reporter: people here could be without power for days apparently, almost 13 feet of the subways could be quiet for additional water came into this area.
weeks. the financial heart of the and we're still fighting tropical storm-force wind gusts. country, barely beating as >> reportedly 100-mile-per-hour floodwaters surrounded wall street, closing the new yor wind gusts on new york city stock exchange again today. officials are scrambling to find bridges. and the city itself, nearly a way for trading to sume. 70-mile-per-hour wind gusts. we've found ourselves stuck on the facade of this apartment an island within an island. building collapsed. >> oh, my gosh. as darkness fell, sandy's waters there's no wall for these moved with deceptive quickness. apartments. >> reporter: and here's a sight within an hour, raw sewage that brings fear to even the marooned many in the battery most jaded new yorker. area of manhattan. a construction crane collapsing, this is a lake. we were stopped by a haunting dangling above 57th street. more than 200 firefighters image. it's a sad symbol. we need to get that light back battled through the night, a on. it's freedom tower. six-alarm fire in the breezy point section of queens. power is out in most of lower there's something you can't see in the pictures and you can't hear in the sound that many manhattan. and the latest estimates have people are feeling here in the over 7 million people without city. power in 11 states. we should talk about it. i haven't had a feeling like i officials say it could be up to ten days before power is completely restored. had in this city, since 9/11. the queasy sense of foreboding. i was trapped in the same place every community that was affected by sandy is waking up as we were last night. with terrible stories to tell. but this morning when we woke but there's one community with up, the water was gone. millions of people and millions
and for all of the power out and of stories. chris cuomo joins us now. the property damage and the >> i'm looking down at the human loss that is still to blackberry. we're getting reports from guys come, this can be fixed. out in the field right now. and when people wake up this the wind that's whipping us is morning in new york city and the whipping the fire in breezy surrounding areas, we're going . point. they have thousands of first we've been through much worse. responders on the ground right >> and there's a team of people now. the wind, because of where working to get it fixed this morning. by the way, sandy, that nor'easter with the hurricane in breezy point is located, is the center, delivered on its having a turbo effect. title, a superstorm, with the that's what they're dealing with in breezy point. lowest central pressure as it across from where we are, that's staten island. the bridge that connects it to came onshore. the lowest pressure of any storm manhattan, are no longer we've seen in the atlantic serviceable. they're getting calls for water basin. rescue there. what we care about are people. after nyu hospital here in and people sitting on their manhattan was plunged into roofs. and people calling for help. darkness, its generators they're doing the best they can. failing. hundreds of parents have been evacuated to other facilities, this is the biggest movement of 20 of them babies. manpower since 9/11, here in the david muir's been on the scene city. we're going to go to lisa overnight. stark for a different david? >> reporter: george, you talk perspective on sandy. about the resilience of lisa? new yorkers. and it's playing out still at >> reporter: we're, we're in this hour. you see the long line of frostburg, maryland, western
ambulances around the block. maryland. that's a patient that's been reremain under a blizzard taken out of the hospital. warning. we could get four to six inches. you can see if you pan over to 1 you see trucks parked along the of the patients, over 200 taken from the hospital overnight. highway. they can't go anywhere. and this is a rescue effort that the main road here, i-68, closed continues to unfold at this hour. for 35 miles. you see the long line of ambulances here. as you mentioned, there were 20 it is too stretch rouse. babies from the neonatal sandy dumped snow in eight intensive care unit that were states, from north carolina up brought downstairs. to pennsylvania, all the way one of the things that the fire over to ohio. some areas could get as much as department had to do was to bring in sleds to carry them three feet. we remain under a blizzard down the stairwell to bring them warning. down. there were several patients that it's not over yet. were critically ill. 40 to 45 of them taken to area george, back to you. >> this storm is punishing in so hospitals. many ways. we're told they're going to be cared for, obviously, once they we want to go back to arrive there. as you can see, this line of atlantic city. we're going to show you what's ambulances, and there's been a left of the famous boardwalk. line since 10:00 last night, when the generators failed. we go to ginger zee now. this is the hospital over my >> yeah. after it came through here. shoulder here. we watched in the last couple of it's completely dark. they're trying to figure out how hours, a lot of emergency managers and vehicles, pulling so many of the generators could up ambulances. have failed. big questions about how they get they brought evacuees to the the fuel to the generators.
the work of heroes. hotel. this is the highest point in atlantic city. i saw one to saw me here and a lot of the waters have gave me a thumbs up. >> never seen a line of receded. we were at this intersection ambulances there. let's go to josh, now. >> staggering images. that was covered with water. we talked a lot about it. now, it looks like a beach at and we've seen how manhattan, that intersection. ravaged by sandy. this morning, so much of the and seconds, displaced in story set in the outside of the island, in the outer people's yards. you see the casinos in the boroughs. and that's where we're seeing, background. i don't know if you have that picture up. now. as we take a look, staten but if you do, it is just wow. we had to stay here. island, badly affected by and a lot of folks are being flooding. brought in because this is the one of the hardest-hit areas here, particularly on the south highest and safest point in shore. hundreds of reports of residents atlantic city. we're joined by governor in at least two different neighborhoods being forced to head to rooftops of buildings to chris christie of new jersey. escape the rising floodwaters. give us the latest on the one local official called this situation in bergen county. >> we're in the midst to do the situation a scene out of a war rescues. it was not a dam or a levee. zone. it was just a berm. and information from staten the tidal surge that came up the island is only beginning to trickle in. we're going to update all of bay and newark bay, caused that this as we learn more. there's also stuff here in to overflow. obviously, we have lots of queens. the breezy point area, the
people waiting to be reese cscu. rockaways, where the residents had to deal with rain and wind as well as fires. that rescue started during the night. >> what's your biggest concern across the state right now? a six-alarm fire. >> it's hard to tell. we haven't had daylight to the new york fire department, assess all of the damage. saving some 60 homes. we have a battered jersey shore. 200 firefighters battling this overnight. overnight, something very difficult to fight because of the winds and the houses are we have cities without power closely packed together. because of flooding at the abc news' jim debrill was on the newark bay area. we have 2.4 million people scene of the fire in queens. this is what he described. without power across the state. >> reporter: this is a community this is a major disaster. we're trying to save as many that lost the most people during lives as possible. 9/11. the firefighters and cons during with an urban search and rescue teams on the shore and in berten 9/11. this area was hit horribly tonight. many expected there would be flooding. and then, the fire just erupted. county. we were in a home and fire was we have over 200 state roads right across from us. closed. as this fire just spread, we this is a significant storm. waited our way to another home. and then, realized, a parking lot we were next to, the cars started to blow up.
and the fire continued to >> we've seen the boardwalk spread. my understanding, it has spread sustaining so much damage. >> we ordered the evacuation of across about 12 blocks of breezy atlantic city and the barrier point, an area they call the wedge. we thought we would come here islands. the jersey shore took a beating. and see people that didn't want that's where the storm came on. to leave. new jersey took it worse than now, they're being forced to any place, i think. leave. not by water. not by flood. and we're dealing with it now. we're digging out from under. not by sandy. but by fire. >> i know you spoke with >> devastation in queens. president obama late in the you see the areas affected in night. what did he tell you? >> he called me last night greater new york. we want to go back to staten around midnight, again, to ask what else could be done. island. >> that's right. and what we did last night, he we have more dramatic scenes of was able to move forward very devastation coming in right now. quickly with a major disaster extraordinary pictures of a large tanker ship washed up on the shores of staten island. declaration for new jersey. he worked on that last night this is a live look right there with me. offered any other assets we need at what washed up in staten for help. i have to say, the island. administration, the president look at that. himself, and fema administrator, craig fugate, have been wabc's michelle charlesworth has outstanding with us so far. more on the story. we have a great partnership with them. >> reporter: this looks like a and i want to thank the war zone out here. president personally, for his personal attention to this. >> and you're assessing the this is a tanker. a 200-foot-long tanker. damage this morning. rescues continue. it has washed up. but this is going to take weeks
we were talking about so many to clean up. >> there's no question. it will take weeks to clean up. days, what is a 14-foot storm in new jersey, stay home today. surge? what does a 20-foot storm surge and private businesses, unless you have a safe way to get your do? we're on a street. employees to your place, you should give them the day off. front street, staten island, >> hang in there, governor right on the narrows. christie. we can see lower manhattan from thanks for your time this morning. >> george, thank you very much. here. this is a tanker on the street >> that's the story from new jersey. let's get more headlines that was just picked up and sat from josh. >> we're getting new information, in fact, on the here, as the water went out. massive fire that's spread to at we're about an hour and a half least 50 homes in queens, new york. you see it here. from high tide again. heavy winds overnight, making it's unbelievable. we came up on this. the conditions extra challenging. a couple other people -- roughly 200 firefighters and services knows about this. first responders racing to the but this is a tanker on the scene. firefighters say the water was chest-high on the street. street in staten island. they actually had to use a boat back to you. to make rescues as they fought >> thank you. 700 tons of tanker on the shore there. the blaze. also, we want to continue they say 1 apartment building and bring you more devastation to the coastline. in fact, we can show you what's had 25 people trapped upstairs. left of the boardwalk in two minor injuries to be atlantic city, as we look at the reported. as george mentioned, at least 17 storm and where it still is at this point. deaths are being blamed on this this is an iconic scene along
storm. most of them because of falling the eastern seaboard. abc's ginger zee has been in trees. two, young boys were at a atlantic city throughout the storm with the latest. sleepover, when a tree fell on one of them north of new york pretty much the bull's eye of this storm, ginger? city. sandy continues to wreak >> that's exactly right. it came right over here, amy. havoc at airports across the it started ravishing the shore, all the way up to sandy hook, country. jim avila joins us from reagan new jersey. national airport. that's where they had 12-foot good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, josh. tides. but it washed down here into passengers should consider this a no-fly zone. atlantic city. we're going to show you pictures that were incredible. from washington, d.c. up to every street flooded. boston. it will be rare if a flight almost everywhere, impassable. would take off. as we look at the board again the only lights still on, the today, this is the flight casinos because they're on takeoff and arrival board. generators. and they're behind me. it looks like a cancellation board all the way through. there are no planes in place. battered, beaten and being and the faa website lists the rescued. >> i was on the ground. >> reporter: sandy delivered four new york airports as closed mayhem up and down the jersey today. here at washington, d.c., they say beginning this afternoon, shore. atlantic city, covered in some stragglers will begin to seafoam and torn apart. come in and begin to leave. >> we had waves as high as the but for the most part, not many
light poles down on the board work. planes will be taking off and it was ripping up boards on the leaving anywhere from boardwalk and throwing them up washington, d.c. all the way up on the walk beside us. through boston. >> haunting scenes as so many of >> reporter: the ten-foot storm the airports. surge forced the ocean into the like a look as for ground streets. turning roads into rapids. transportation. an image capturing the moment a water began rushing into a in hoboken, water filled an commuter train station. elevator shaft, filling this bursting through that elevator train station. the entire coastline, from door. it will be days before public top-to-bottom, hammered for hours, even before the superstorm officially hit. transport is up and running. oh, my gosh. look at the scene at the world look at that. this is all ocean coming over trade center in lower manhattan. water overtaking the here. the storm surge has started. and the storm is hitting right construction site from where the now. as that storm became a ferocious freedom tower was being built. one producer said he felt like he was living next to niagara nor'easter -- every intersection in atlantic city looks like falls, as waterontinued to that. ur through the night. and there's water absolutely and parts of rhode island everywhere. we were stuck like everyone and massachusetts, battered by else. in the wake of the storm, still sandy. this house near the kennedy making history. the national guard just arrived. they'll be doing a lot of compound in hyannisport.
cleanup and hopefully not too many rescues here, josh? we have an important clip of video here. >> as it comes available. it is to remind you of the thank you, ginger. danger of live power lines. we told you about the crane this, from southern massachusetts. high over midtown, monday. winds in some parts of new england, topping 80 miles per hour. again, we want to extra the as sandy began to roar through the streets. we're going to look at the thoughts of city officials up in latest here. nearly 80 stories above the eastern seaboard. stay where you are. do not try to traverse storm-ravaged manhattan. dangling precariously in hurricane-force winds. the arm of this 1,000 foot-high floodwaters. we want to get another look at the storm as it changes steel crane, into a back flip through the flood zone. we will head back to sam in battery park. monday afternoon. >> good words on that. >> the boom is moving back and there's so much debrisdown. forth and sideways. and that will stress the boom. and it will weaken it. power lines still down. >> reporter: as sandy gains you kind of need to stay where you are and let the folks who strength, gusts on the ground, are going to clean up the roads clocked at 40 miles per hour. but those speeds can double near and the debris get into the towering top floors. roads and do that. turning this crane into a we have washover, still have powerful projectile. high water. much higher than normal water
here. let's get to the boards. >> get on the sidewalks. >> reporter: taking no chances, we'll show you what's left of this storm. police evacuated the seven surrounding blocks. and there's still quite a bit. within the posh perimeter, a the system continues to pound luxury hotel, where the austin people. family was among hundreds asked we see the system and following the dancing lows. to walk to new accommodations. >> they're expecting us to walk it will cut through pennsylvania and stay there almost a full ten blocks in a hurricane in the pouring rain with two young day. and wednesday, get into western children. and the luggage. >> reporter: this morning, that crane is still threatening west virginia state. that's a long time to be dealing businesses and homes. with the >> it will cost millions upon we're still dealing with that millions of dollars in damage. >> i had a vantage point all will for much of the day night. today. gradual improvement. it swung like a pendulum all night long. the worst of the storm is over the crane last expected just days ago, on october 26th. the rain is mostly moderate is chilly, 43 degrees and >> wasn't expecting 90-mile-per-hour winds, though. are sustained at 15 hour and gusts are 30 let's go back to sam now. hour and we could see another check of the weather across the country. some gusts up to 40 miles per >> let's look at the northwest, hour so we wind advisory is in which has been hit with a effect until 2:00. good-sized storm and wallop of
cloudy and windy today with rain. 43-50s, there's been half to a full inch of rain in come locations. this is where the snow is >> we're just panning the camera falling today. one thing we haven't talked much over because one of the nicest about, there's been 18 inches of things i think i've seen in the last 36 hours is a little snow in the mountains of west rainbow that's kind of shooting virginia. we're going from one to two out through those clouds. and a little break of sunshine inches, 6 to 12 inches additional snow with blizzard right here over new york harbor. conditions. now, into the northwest. i don't know if you can see it. but it made our crew pretty and there are flood watches for happy. >> thanks for that, sam. now, let's look at what's that area. ahead on the "gma morning menu." we feel like one to two inches of rabe. and san francisco will preebl riding out the storm. hold off the rain until we get to wednesday. families with no power. how they're making the best of a tough situation. and potential hazards in your house, as the floodwaters recede. what you need to know right now. and millions in the dark, what you need in your pantry. all coming up on "gma," from times square.
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and its aftermath? some believe including them in the storm can help. dave is teaching his 10-year-old son the importance of being prepared. >> got all the boats tied up. i think we're a little nervous to be out here. it's time we get going. >> reporter: meanwhile, halloween, a real possibility of missing the funs is on many young minds. i see you're dressing up early. >> yeah. >> reporter: how come? >> if halloween is canceled, we don't get to go trick or treating. >> reporter: new jersey governor, chris christie, says if conditions don't improve, he'll sign an executive order, rescheduling halloween. in the meantime, carly has a message for sandy. >> go away. >> reporter: halloween seems like the least of our problems, after all, that we have witnessed. i know many parents are creating
contingency plans, parties at home. kids, not to worry. we want to restore as much normalcy as we can. dr. besser was kind enough to give us great safety tips. some of them are relying on generators. cannot stress enough to have your generator away from the house. not in the house. not even in the garage. we thought we were okay. i was in a home that had one last night. that was until 2:00 in the morning, when the carbon monoxide detector went off. check our website for more great safety tips. it's squalling out here. >> great advice there. we have some tips from >> live, and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. dr. janet taylor, she was with us yesterday, on how to cope good morning to you at 7:26 with this with our kids. so many times we're offering advice. i have no power downtown and tuesday, october 30. kids home from school. what advice do you give to most of the d.c. area is shut
down for a second day in a row. parents who are cooped up with their kids? >> anxiety can come from a schools and government offices number of resources. closed and no metrorail or and also, recognizing it's a we will keep you normal reaction to a stressful on the decision to reopen event. the first thing to keach your metro. e and amtrak trains are not kid is context. and to have an attitude of gratitude. running but the airlines are as parents, we have to practice many fled to been patience. those kids can't say i'm cancelled today. crews are out there trying to damage from nervous, i'm anxious. hurricane center. knocked down trees in let them know it's okay to have died when a a man unstructured free time. fell right on my home in we have kids that may need to pasadena. newschannel 8 has more coming up use crayons. depth report in a few >> i love that. minutes. attitude of gratitude. let's find out what is happening as far as results home from on the roads. [no audio] work. with as busy as we are, it might the be nice to use our downtime. >> it's a way to be creative and we will give the weather to think of what you can do to
forecast. latestinue to track the have a more. >> people with down time can was her consent day become something productive in over central the long run. pennsylvania and it is still in >> there can be a positive spin will see some for all of this turmoil. thanks so much. strong wind gusts and another we appreciate it. half an inch of rain will be george? possible. >> brought the desk with another 43 degrees this morning and doctor. want to get more safety tips. the southwestof you see the big jug of floating per hour at 20 miles gusts approaching 40 miles per hour. water. you don't drink it. >> this is floodwater from here an advisory remains in effect r that along with flooded in new york city. when that floodwater comes into rivers, 44-50 degrees. your home, you have to worry >> thanks so much. about what does it bring in with we will be back at 7:56. you? animal waste, human waste. anncr: which do you believe? when it mixes with things in your basement. you could be storing chemicals, cleaning supplies. when you have a couple of feet of water in your basement, there could be sharp objects. >> when you're dealing with flooding like this, you have to be careful with the tap water, as well. >> you may be hearing there's a
boiled water advisory. and if you've stored water, great. if you hadn't, for a boiled water advisory, boil your water for one point. >> if the floodwater comes into your house, you shouldn't go in and clean it up? >> i wouldn't do it right away. you want to have good light to see what you're doing. when you're cleaning that water, you don't want it to come in contact. you want to wear glads and gloves and googles. what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? don't rush into that water, or what mitt romney himself says? there may also be electrical mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. problems. >> when you have able to go and and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. start cleaning, how should you hopefully reverse roe v. wade. do it? overturn roe v. wadede. >> you want to be careful of planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that.
food and water jugs that came i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. into contact with that water. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. the one expectation is if you we know what he'll do. have canned goods that are president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. scored in the floodwater. you can take those labels off that is breezy point, and rinse with a bleach solution. but any food or water that's new york city. fire in the wake of floodwaters come in a contact with the steeled floodwaters. overnight. entire neighborhoods burning up. it's hard if you have a bag more than 50 homes have been destroyed. we have new pictures and that's sealed or a jar, to really clean around the jar top. information for you every minute, as we learn how devastating sandy was. only the canned goods are the this storm has taken many lives. ones you can get away with. at least 16 so far. >> and we're still learning >> coming up, the latest on sapd about the devastating dam break di's path of destruction. and what your kitchen needs to in new jersey. entire towns are under water. feed your family while the power people are waiting to be is out. rescued, climbing on top of we'll have the latest from sam their mobile homes just to get help. champion, as hurricane sandy >> and rescue workers began coverage continues. yesterday. a dramatic rescue at sea. 14 people, as you see here, airlifted by the coast guard,
after fleeing a tall ship they had been on. the latest on how the survivors are doing. we'll be speaking with the coast guard in moments. >> "hms bounty." >> live, and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. our weather team has been covering throughout the morning morning had 8:27. and overnight. ron claiborne. good morning, ron. >> good morning, george. schools and government offices we're surveying the damage on area are closed long beach. the water, according to as we deal with the residents here, we're about 500 hurricane sandy. yards away from the ocean. metro trains and buses will not at one point reached about running through the morning nd the mark and vre train chest-high. it washes over the low-lying service is cancelled. barrier island. there's reports of 900,000 people throughout long island without power. people in the mountains of west here in long beach, there's no dealing with lots power. there's no water service. of snow. i talked to one woman over here. there were blizzard conditions she wishes she had heeded the with -- for the higher elevations. mandatory evacuation order. we are still extremely busy
most people did not heed that evacuation order. they stayed here. we see, now, the devastation. around the area. lots of cars floating around all night. people's homes damaged. hundreds of secondary roads still flooded or have trees we're hearing of reports of possible seven homes on fire down or wires are down. island, another low-lying barrier island, and being washed into the ocean. just spoke to the crews at the >> the floodwaters across the y bridge and i still have sound causing damage, as well. of 40 miles per we're going to go to lara hour. direction.d in each spencer, in stamford, it is closed at colesville road connecticut. >> i didn't come into work to with flooding. see you guys this morning, some of thel see because i wanted to be in connecticut and be with my family. i'm afraid for all of the per hour gusts but theng thru noon be dismissed -- residents up here. about 9:30, we got a reverse 911 diminishing this afternoon. call in the area. iran will be moderate and we had police warning that the storm downpours up into surge could be as high as 17 1/2 feet in this area. loudoun county. don't be surprised if there is a behind me, this is the stamford mix now and then but no harbor area. there, a storm surge about 12 accumulation. 45 degrees right now when it
feet. the homes you see, all of them, day,be a cool and raw without power. in connecticut, we're estimating about 650,000 customers without with temperatures between 44-50 power this morning. degrees. with temperatures between 44-50 degrees. >> we will be the water, to give you an idea of what a 12-foot storm surge it's my coffee when i want it. would do. went all the way up. you press a button, you have great dunkin' coffee. covered the front lawn, covering i got my coffee for the morning, the first floor, all the way to i got my dunkin' k-cup packs for the rest of f the day. the left. the picture windows you can see, only available at dunkin' donuts restaurants. it was lapping up to the bottom america runs on dunkin' coffee. of where the picture windows start. flooding severe here. and the big problem this morning, is folks being stranded because of the flooding. many of those people did not heed the mandatory evacuations. and this morning, governor lloyd saying, you must get to higher ground in your house and sit tight, wait for rescue workers. if you're in the area and stranded, you can tie a white towel to your front door. and they'll get to you when they can. a lot of damage here. i'm drinkin' a dunkin' latte. we have more to talk about later i'm in love with my dunkin' latte.
in the show. >> all right, lara. it is a treat. they're packed with flavor. let's bring in bergen county it's my kind of latte. try the simply delicious latte everyone can enjoy. america runs on dunkin'! executive, jeanie baratta. >> it will be close to 2,000 when all is said and done with the storm and the event happening here in moonachie. you're looking at some of the most stunning pictures to come in on hurricane sandy. those three were the worst last so much destruction over the past several days, including night. we're not sure what happened, what the governor said, a breach overnight. we're seeing how much damage sandy left behind. in the levee or a swell of the >> and we're showing you a tide that caused that water. picture that was sent in from those three towns were under ginger zee there. these are the streets in four, five and six feet and more of water. atlantic city. they were filled with water. now, they're filled with sam. and it washed away a huge >> i understand rooftop rescues section of the iconic boardwalk are under way. >> that's correct. there in atlantic city. we have the state national >> coastal towns all along the guard, the sheriff's office, the
police office. we're doing rescues with large eastern seaboard, cease to trucks. doing rescues all over those exist. and millions out of power right areas with everybody pitching in to help. >> and give us a sense of how now. large the rescue operation is the aftermath of this storm right now and how long you could see the effects. expect it to continue. coastal connecticut and areas on >> it's going to continue all day. long island sound there. now, we're to search and rescue. stamford, connecticut, is where lara is for us. we're going to have people going so many families hunkered down door-to-door, knocking on doors. and out of power. >> hunkered down and out of power. i'm in teterboro, and we're 650,000 customers in connecticut. it seems quiet now. not to be trifled with, though. bringing people here. to this area, bringing families. the tide is rising. we're letting them bring their that's where it gets tricky. there's a home, the water is pets. nobody likes to leave their pet at home. just pouring out of the basement we're allowing them to bring it of that home. here. and we're evacuating people. the water was all the way up in anybody that needs medical these houses. today, the aftermath. we're going to talk about how attention, special treatment, the families are dealing without we're evaluating them at our power, like so many other families along sandy's path. back to you. >> and from the very start, sam champion, down in lower teterboro voc-tech school. manhattan right now. that area still reeling. and another high tide about to come.
>> yeah. we're right about at that time. but the good news is, as far as >> jeannie baratta, thanks so the paved surfaces go and the much. you see that tanker washed streets of new york, new york harbor is back in new york up into the street. michelle was showing that to us harbor. that's step one. that's a lot of underground earlier this morning. an entire tanker washed up in flooding going on there. at least, on the surface, the staten island. water is back in the harbor. i saw the councilman about the it was difficult to find a high place last night. damage. our crew did, sleeping in cars >> on the phone, with vin dent and suvs, did to be here first thing this morning. let's look at where this storm is going. ignizio. you said this is more damage if you were affected by this than you've seen before on storm, will still will be probably for two days. staten island. look at where it is, right on >> good morning, sir. the border of pennsylvania, kind we're happy to see sandy leave of west of philly. staten island. and we've learned of one and watch what it was over the next couple of days. then, sitting in western confirmconfir confirmed fatality. >> what happened? new york state. >> my understanding is that the water rose so fast in the home. then, hooking up into canada. it will have strong winds and a she was part of the zone "a," part of the community. little bit of rain and eventually be pushed out into
and the nypd could not get to her. >> what are the biggest dangers the canadian maritimes. you're seeing right now in staten island? some with the rain. >> it's nothing short of a war still, there will be rain that lights up along the shoreline. zone. the streets are impassable. three-quarters of my district we get periodic rain showers. so will you, too. but inland areas, much heavier has no power. limited access that goes with rain. now, to lara spencer in it. they're cut off from the outside connecticut. world. and if you can't get through the it was a difficult night. and it was a tough one. streets. >> the wind was a huge problem, it's very difficult situation. i know city officials will be sam. one of the big concerns and not working kill gently on in the one that i think a lot of people were thinking about. they were thinking about the power. they were thinking about the coming days. flooding. but fires burned. >> we heard reports earlier in we have pictures in old the morning of people on their roofs to get rescued? >> a lot of us have reports saybrook. firefighters and first responders unable to help. through. we did a 29-hour facebook vigil houses burning to the ground because of the high winds and when people were reaching out. the flooding and the trees down. people were trying to get to also, in part of old greenwich, police as the water was rising,
they were going upstairs to the connecticut. second stories. and come reports of people in embers spreading from one house to the next. attics, trying to punch through. fist responders unable to do i have no way of confirming that their jobs. i can hear the sirens going. because i'm cutoff myself. i'm trying to get as much they're doing their very best. the families not listening to information as i can, dogeorge. that evacuation, now stuck in their homes. the governor saying, get to the high part of the house. >> any danger from downed power lines? the tide is low. >> day break is coming now. as it comes in, get inside your you can see the arcing of live home. responders will get to you. wires that touches the ground, touches cars. if you're in danger, put a white we've had reports of that. towel or something on your do. and the cleanup is going to take but the situation continues quite some time. here. let's get back to you in the >> what's the biggest need right studio. now? >> lara, thanks very much. >> my main concern is that for people that are trapped, to get sam showed this storm is to them and get out of their homes. we can always replace property. headling through pennsylvania. that's where we find bill weir. he's in erie, pennsylvania. absolutely secondary. but those that may be trapped in their homes are able to get out. good morning, bill. >> good morning, george. >> thank you. hurricane preparedness is not >> give us your prays. part of the routine.
that was the case on the banks sandy is still with us right now. the storm has affected so many people up and down the east of lake erie. look at some of the wave action coast. we saw here. it's tracking inland right now. let's get the latest on where sandy is right now, with sam, in waves up to 29 feet on some of the buoys here. lauer manhattan. and 25 feet as sandy's outer >> yeah. these are the worst conditions bands rake that north-to-south to try to do a cleanup in. pattern, between here and cleveland and buffalo. it's windy and raw and wet and raining. these conditions stay fwr a we're used to seeing the couple of days. fate-tempting surfers going out let's show you the wind in the pacific or the atlantic forecast. now that the storm is inland, or in the gulf of mexico. you would think this would be a but look at what was happening outside of cleveland, ohio. better situation for most folks. guys trying to catch fresh water the heavy wind has driven inland mavericks yesterday. and will stay there. had to be chased out of the the rains that come with us and water. there's several inches yet to there will be nowhere near the come. that makes it worse and more flooding devastation. but a lot of downed trees in the flooding. it makes it bad and tough to get midwest. a lot of broken power lines, to people who need help. school consolations. there's gorgeous weather in the southwest. those in the midwest, get a absolutely b
." remnants of sandy are keeping taste of what it's like. and the epicenter of this presidential campaign, hard to believe it's a week away. wet through the morning but there will be some improvement this afternoon. the coverage of that has been use caution because there is a swamped by sandy and the lot of high water superstorm. want to go to jake tapper. this has scrambled the campaign, and dozens of events by both >> we're live in lower manhattan candidates has been canceled. this morning. >> that's right. now, let's go back to george, president obama was here in amy and josh. coming up now, dramatic orlando yesterday, but left before his own rally, to go back rescue at sea. the coast guard get 14 people to and monitor the storm coverage. safety, fighting we're told he stayed abreast of 15-mile-per-hour winds. we're going to hear from the rescuers. [ female announcer ] imagine skin so healthy, it never gets dry again. the situation. he watched the storm coverage on television, like much of us, throughout the night. he spoke with the governors of the states that were hardest hit. cuomo from new york, christie of new jersey. and also talked to the mayors of new york city and atlantic city. talked about what they need. in the information he also one
of the things we could do would be to expedite the process, by declaring major disaster relief. he'll have a conference call. eat seems like the campaign will go back on sket tomorrow, george. can your moisturizer do that? we're getting more scenes of [ female announcer ] dermatologist recommended devastation. aveeno has an oat formula, a large tanker ship washed up now proven to build a moisture reserve, so skin can replenish itself. onshore of new york city. that's healthy skin for life. only from aveeno. michelle charlesworth. power of the storm clearly evident right there. >> reporter: unbelievable. we pulled up. we jumped out of the truck. amy, this is a 700-ton tanker. dates back to 1962, we now know. it's "the john b. caddell." this is the narrows. that's where it came from. it was over, moored on the
right, a mile away. sandy picked up this tanker. first of all, marina. and the 15-foot storm surge, picked it up and put it on the street here. this was a fence. it is completely smashed down. and people all over staten island, are making their way here and coming over to say they touched a tanker on front street. unbelievable picture this morning. >> thanks so much for that. as we said, millions still in the dark this morning. widespread power outages up and down the east coast. what can you do to make sure your pantry has what you need to survive a couple of days of ♪ darkness? claire shipman has that story. >> reporter: in the coming days,
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rescue survivors. >> it's like a washing machine. lower manhattan with where sandy is next. a lot of people feeling the effects of sandy, as we are here 20-foot to 30-foot waves in that in manhattan. >> good morning, amy. wind. >> reporter: earlier, workers it's a cold, bitter wind blowing found claudene christian on the battery this morning. it's diflt for first-responders to get in there. floating. >> if she goes down with the ship, she was happy. if you are in the path of the but i know she was happy. >> reporter: the ship's captain, storm, stay where you are during the day today. stay inside, catch a little television. let's get to the boards. robin walbridge, is still there's one thing we want to talk about. missing. why a distress call to the coast we will show you where the storm guard, at 9:00 p.m. sunday is and how it's part of our future for a few days. night, may have been rescinded. look at the snow, by the way. in the higher elevations of the the crew had been onboard the ship for seven hours. mountains of pennsylvania. >> i told my husband, they were in blizzard conditions in last night, in the corner of kind of worried that they won't virginia, as well. want to lose the ship. thunder snow. this is a very powerful, that resonated with me. >> reporter: the ship built for explosive snow nigs, situation, the 1962 "mutiny on the bounty." that will continue today. in some cases, it's 6 to 12
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challenging the iconic images of this fast-paced paradise. that rough-and-tumble lifestyle, glamorized in shows like "boardwalk empire." and the friendship in the movie "beaches." >> i want to get back to the hotel. >> reporter: as sandy made landfall, it was that famous boardwalk that fell prey. look at the images before and during the storm. as the surge burst through the streets, small shops and towering hotels, and casinos, only played one hand. taking hit after hit. >> a lot of the buildings did not have a lot of flooding. atlantic city will look very different tomorrow than it did yesterday or the day before. this is a major situation. major damage.
>> there was the beachfront salt water taffy shop. 1234b sandy, a disaster that played out in real-time on this debris is sections of the social media, twitter and boardwalk that was lifted and instagram. floated over 2 1/2 blocks. look at the tweets. 10 million. ten photos uploaded to into gram they say the 125 feet of sand on every second. this just came in minutes ago. the atlantic city beachfront a rescue in little ferry, will be reduced to just 25 feet new jersey. shots of flooding and fires. we've seen them. more of the pictures of queens. after the storm. >> some of the boardwalk is that is a train in hoboken. still there. so many scenes playing out like but there are masses amounts there. that will never be there again. we'll have so many more of them for you, "good morning america" >> and we do have the new images we'll have so many more of them for you, "good morning america" continues. t all: to share with you. we're getting the video. charles walgreen had a mission i want to share with you still to help people be happy and healthy. pictures we got. here's a look at the north side from inventing the first chocolate malt... of part of the boardwalk, gone. to creating a nonprofit pharmacy for our troops... to the first child safety caps. and a second photo shows where walgreens has been innovating for over a hundred years. it went. we'll be finding pieces for days and we're just getting started. to come. with more and more ways to be well every day. george?
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new jersey, just miles from where sandy made landfall last night. and an incredible photo shared thousands of times. a trampoline tangled in power lines. now, we want to bring you more moments of the staggering destructive and hauntingly surreal of the last 48 hours. >> the only way we'll make it is if we hang on to the fence. it's flooded here. i see where we need to go. we just need to get to the other side of the floodwaters. >> the conditions are just deteriorating by the minute here. and this seafoam, tastes like -- i have to get out of this. hang on. >> water's going to come crashing through there. beneath the boardwalk and out into the streets. these are probably the -- these are the -- i've got the nassau county sheriff holding me on to the boardwalk. >> oh.
>> it is extremely, extremely sloppy, and this storm surge over the past 12 hours or so, has been relentless, pushing everything onshore. i'm at a pier right now. maybe you can see the other side of the pier. the beach used to be about 150 yards that way. it has been pushing up onshore all morning long. >> and the waves are picking up quite a great deal, as well. uh-oh. here we come. there's that awful seafoam. >> this water, the floodwater, there's been standing water for some time. but now, with the wind, it picks it up so much, there's almost white caps. >> they're worried about the cabs and the actual extension part of the crane itself. uh-oh. we just had glass breaking out here. >> take a look at this. all of the winds have picked up. this is what happens. debris like pieces of the boardwalk have gone for three blocks.
that's the ocean back there. did you see that? >> yeah. watch out. all right. we have to keep moving to higher ground. are you all right? >> we thank the first responders who responded by the thousands, in the aftermath of the storm. and our brethren in the media, going through extraordinary situations to bring you the news. >> how about that crane, still above? >> we'll have news as it becomes above? >[ male announcer ] jay likes it when his mobile phone helps him deposit his checks. jay also like it when moer nature helps him wash his car. mother nature's cool like that. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank.
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much of the d.c. area shut down with theay to deal of hurricane center. schools and government offices with no metro rail or bus service this morning but decision thise a afternoon. are, vre and amtrak trains not running in the airports are but most clubs have been cancelled. emergency aid will be made to virginia. president obama had a fema toion to authorize efforts.elief declared states of emergency columbia andct of maryland. a lot going on on the roads. the mindful that there is high in areas that are flooding we're hitting like on colesville down in each shut
direction. that is because of flooding in that area. bridge is shut down in each direction. we still have route 1 at road closed. to still stay indoors gusty winds and the rain continues to come down lots of standing water out there. sandy is moving across parts of pennsylvania with light to moderate rain showers. for today, cloudy skies and r with showers and the winds diminishing this but a wind advisory in effect until 2:00. be in thees will only 40's. >> thank you for watching. we will be back at noon. "live with kelly and michael" is next. well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee. actually, i just press this button.