Sandy's storm surge floods Long Beach, NY
Barrier island loses power
- Duration 3:28
- Date Oct 29, 2012
Barrier island loses power
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Thirteen minutes before the hour the power back on again here in midtown Manhattan but we've just gotten word from Consolidated Edison.
Condit did it which runs the power for New York City and beyond.
They've just cut off all power in lower Manhattan.
The area around the Brooklyn battery some areas of Staten Island I'm told I mean that the battery in New York City in Manhattan.
And also imports of Staten Island there were concerns that when the water got high enough.
Then -- it would begin seeping underneath the city.
Where all the controls are and all the machines are in the steam engines which run the power for the city.
That if that salt water got down in there while it was running that it would core road.
So that we're gonna turn it off just before there was saltwater intrusion.
They sent out mobile alerts and text messages today telling everyone who lives in lower Manhattan and in those series of Staten Island they've just shut off power.
So it is a chilly and windy and rainy night.
And now darkened in lower Manhattan.
Forecasters have what I also wanted to update you on something else in New Jersey.
The ocean has crossed route 36.
In near New Jersey just south of us.
Come many many blocks inland.
But thankfully residents there are still high and dry there have been a lot of water rescues in the state of New Jersey and the New Jersey governor.
Chris Christie seemed livid in a news cast in a news conference this afternoon.
Admonishing those in Atlantic City after the governor said evacuate these areas the mayor of that city said no you don't have to do that.
And now water rescues are being affected and Governor Christie is angry forecasters have warned that folks on Long Island are likely to see the same.
It's sort of damage that we've seen and the worst of the storm system giant -- record breaking wall of water a surge as high -- eleven feet.
We have a huge -- from rockaway beach in Queens -- Long Island South Shore which they're basically took part part and parcel of each other.
Officials say more than a 100000 homes across Long Island have already lost power in folks may not get their electricity back for more than a week.
The -- fox -- correspondent Jonathan Hunt is on Long Beach Long Island where he's been all day about fifteen miles east to the -- is.
He's lost power Jonathan what are you -- your back now what he's saying.
Chat we have actually lost how the entirety all the Long Beach Long Island is now in darkness.
Where running off the small amount of battery how we still have we using -- began satellite to get -- all other communications cell phones landmines all down right now over the last hour the situation has become a spot.
Follow us and anybody who stayed on this barrier island.
Now has no choice but to -- -- -- -- for instance and -- trapped in this hotel or something like six feet of water on the ground -- it is rising the management tells us.
Cut to the mezzanine level we -- being told to stay inside -- The boardwalk itself behind me -- beginning to get worn well over topping it even now.
I don't to the streets all right across Long Island how Long Beach Long Island it appears that day is a major flooding this is going to be a desperate situation.
Hot through the night here nobody has any power off nobody can say anything as they get out that and I can tell you is I've watched this ocean -- You really get the sense that the ocean is moving.
Into and across.
This barrier island it is an extraordinary thing to watch not comparable in any way to anything we have ever seen before Jeff Jonathan Hunt unseen in what you're hearing in his voice.