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Friday night this one is real.
We're watching the opening moments of what could be an enormous natural disaster.
But as the forecast for that so called Franken storm is getting worse by the hour.
Hurricane sandy right now a category one with peak sustained winds at 75 miles an hour it's already killed at least forty people across the Caribbean forty.
In the Bahamas Cuba Haiti Jamaica and that is only the beginning.
Meteorologists say this storm is soon going to collide with a blast of Arctic air.
And that could turn it into a juggernaut.
A super -- And government forecasters now say there is -- not ED percent chance of virtual certainty.
That this super storm will blast the East Coast perhaps ten inches of rain in some spots perhaps two feet of snow and others.
And out of control storm surge is all over.
One meteorologist says sandy could potentially affect more than 66.
Million Americans from Florida.
Up through Virginia Beach into New York Boston and Maine.
The governors of Virginia Maryland to new York and Pennsylvania have already declared states of emergency along with the mayor of DC.
And power companies up and down the eastern seaboard are preparing.
For the possibility of widespread destruction.
-- advanced planning makes all the difference in the world so that we're ready to deploy our crews as soon as the storm -- and get power back con.
As safely and quickly to our customers as possible.
Course it didn't hit South Florida but parts of that region have already had tropical storm conditions with high surf and strong winds.
Just a very small taste of what folks and expect from this super storm so who'll get the worst of it.
We'll get to that first Phil Keating live in Fort Lauderdale I guess.
For a storm that didn't even hit there you got some pretty big problems there.
Is Jeb you are looking at what is like -- -- the worst impact from hurricane -- an entire state of Florida tonight.
This is typically scenic.
A one day the state highway that runs north and south of the Florida coastline right here after the -- -- for a lot of -- been -- the second time.
It's the Atlantic Ocean covering.
Four lanes no traffic and a lot of cleanup yet to do over the weekend here.
I imagine this was the second time the seawall -- breach that happened about two hours ago the first time I was overnight as those outer bands from -- -- with a strong winds strong waves -- a big storm surge.
Had a commuters -- for -- -- driving over sand on the road.
Damaged overall pretty minimal though Florida us -- -- damaged.
Just sporadic here and there but give -- Meyer of Florida was pretty like you were far -- west from there either hurricane that was only tropical storm degree does level.
Damage over here and impact just a lot of wind and rain and bad weather for three days what's coming -- -- jet.
Good deal hours yet sounds like it Phil thanks we hope this storm would get some cities got larger we'll have more on -- in just moments.
Including a look at the -- this storm is expected to take will detail -- -- a live report from the extreme weather center in our meteorologist coming up.
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