Ocean surges ashore in Point Pleasant, NJ
Sandy batters coastal town
- Duration 7:30
- Date Oct 29, 2012
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Continuing coverage of the great storm of 2012.
It is no longer a hurricane but only technically is it's now battering the city of New York.
All of Long Island in the Jersey Shore let's get right to our senior correspondent Rick Leventhal at Point Pleasant beach in New Jersey where they have taken a beating all day -- How is it.
-- or want blocked it off the beach now but the ocean has come to me is here on Ocean Avenue.
I'm not sure you -- see if I want you don't listen to win her second.
I'm not sure you can see the water that -- Rushing down the street but there are white caps that are -- on the -- to do things that were there protecting.
-- -- From the -- have completely locked away but there are literally waves of water.
Rushing down Washington avenue and Broadway hit avenue.
Now up to the front door and many of the homes here the -- -- cardinal -- lot of this hotel.
Howard got here it out for some time now.
We need no vehicle on the road you really can't -- I don't mean streak right now.
Then the wind doesn't seem to be drug.
It all I would say it's gusting well over seventy miles an hour.
But again the water is debating now there's more -- today predicted.
Has become reality and then the ocean is now in.
What what they've been eaten by -- the streets here and it doesn't show any sign of -- not.
Got -- the real concern has been that a lot of houses would be lost that the water would come over those roads and that gorgeous Jersey Shore line.
In many places would would be washed away is it that severe are we not know little daylight.
Well wolf obviously you learn a lot more when the sun comes up like tiger -- all about what large boat shed about the size of the single car garage.
-- down from the beach.
Here in the intersection and it broke it happen and it did everything went flying I've seen large sections of doc.
I had a one shot at decent stuff that we could identify and know that it would probably thirty feet long and had struck company opted out of five.
But these events -- it would look like sides of home so it could be some level below the note didn't but haven't damage that would there's no way that they're not getting warm right now.
Yet didn't the water and debris behind than the current is very very strong.
That's occurred on this street here and what would be.
-- it's our understanding that you're gonna get battered and beaten along that close for many many more hours.
Well you know there's another high tide in the morning that we were warned that the the search could last through several tide cycles because the storm is so large.
I had because putting so much water this way.
We hit a hole dead.
The -- I don't about it -- around this time.
I would start repeatedly hit the vehicles at a bargain that would be okay there's no water in the bigs did the ground -- this hotel.
And it's tough to say how long we're going to be -- -- -- Again those not letting me really really powerful you know at 2 o'clock this afternoon -- doctor.
How are not then the one -- broke out there right now we are significantly above that.
Rick dig -- do you have a sense -- for a -- it is that.
Have -- locals told you when they think these winds are gonna shift in the situation gonna change there.
Well they had set by tomorrow morning and he didn't McDonnell would give him.
Thirty miles an hour.
Didn't have this part of the Dodgers -- short of course.
All these out of order mandatory evacuation orders and -- Point Pleasant beach the bullies and emergency officials told us that they believe most of the residents didn't heed those warnings.
We don't got -- Atlantic City that roughly half the residents didn't get out of they were doing yeah later this afternoon with boats and high water vehicles to move.
People out of the hole that yeah derided.
Here Donahue president didn't check -- -- don't tell the ride out the storm the rest of the people here media.
How we got -- satellite -- in -- parking lot better hope that they're not swamped by the -- -- a lot of suvs and other vehicles are the blue water get up to the bumpers of many vehicles.
I -- I wish you could see my regular one more look.
Not here yeah the water and -- If you -- way -- -- we might be able to.
And I would love.
I mean -- -- they're happy now we can get a little bit of water -- they won't take to gain a whole scenario didn't.
All the way up the -- didn't really strong -- win the blow it out here.
I'm Rick Rick I gotta tell you know that's not good reliable wind -- wind -- railing out there is not in your picture.
When the railing is not your picture we can see this they gotten so he zooms past the railing -- -- with the gain at Max.
Might it king's magic go past the railing -- didn't -- the water.
Bob this happened very quickly you know we expect that in mind when you -- -- railing and you -- -- -- washes out.
Yeah I didn't get the really have a shot you know CNN.
Beyond the water broke.
And there goes our connection that -- there is we don't have concern now about this because it was our understanding.
If their battery on that they use this little machine.
To get live out of there you saw them the light went on and off so we thought we're about to lose their their signal now Rick's back we can see -- go ahead.
Does need to be served well.
You're on radio I'm -- I can only -- beverage you've got back over the railing don't know -- just never how quickly.
How quickly this water rose I mean it was it was just a -- the middle of the Ocean Avenue that we saw the water -- over the dune.
-- -- bullet or more industry that it went through me.
Over the bigger bag bond -- And it shouldn't reveal water -- -- is it possible.
Possible that it's starting now to receive slightly but it -- it it's hard to tell because these waves keep rolling down Washington avenue.
Well -- just got a number of tweets from from folks in the in New York State.
The governor saying -- lie on the floor under a table or another sturdy object as -- As the sea is rising here in the storm -- is coming ashore.
Mike Bloomberg the mayor of New York has just said everyone should stay inside right now do not drive being on the roads and extremely dangerous and impedes emergency vehicles.
This storm surges coming in here now.
Rick Leventhal ought to be able to tell you how bad it can be and how you don't want -- part of it right Rick.
Well absolutely -- I mean anybody who drive out.
This right now is an idiot but again you won't get very far at least -- in southern and -- middle of go to New Jersey the road Durham bats earlier this afternoon they shut down the garden state park where they -- a number of other highways and the roads here got swamped by mid afternoon.
And now tonight it is impassable.
And this is this the -- that we already know many other dirty -- including -- on top Atlantic City by Atlantic City itself many other cities up -- -- -- at coastal communities up and down.
Dirty you are are under water like this.
And we may have lost our connection with him again it -- be a satellite problem if we get him back -- -- instantly.
First I should tell you I've just gotten.