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Need this hurricane has truly battered.
The East Coast has flooded a lot of coastal towns -- that's Ocean City, Maryland we know -- areas like wildwood an Avalon have also been very hard hit.
In this storm that we've seen board walks in beaches that have been.
Destroy it plunging millions of people up and down that coast into the dark today.
Steve Harrigan is live in Ocean City, Maryland he is not far from where sandy hit.
How bad is it where you are this morning Steve good morning TO.
The -- -- -- -- Martha it's actually worse here on the base side of ocean -- -- that is where we saw that storm coming in -- really peaked with the high winds at about 5 PM certainly hurricane gusts that this area downtown Ocean City.
Was largely closed off there was a mandatory evacuation here and it really looks like a goes down as far as I can see this Saint Louis -- pretty much turned into a river.
It's a pretty strong current coming and you could see that car.
Half under -- behind me.
Most that people are gone but there's going to be significant flooding and it looks like it's gonna take a long time for this to clear up there are some towns like Chris field even worse shape than this we're gonna try -- get over there later today.
As far as damages goes the main pier is being completely chewed up by the fifteen foot -- we saw last night.
And there were at least fifty rescues carried out overnight by National Guard and rescue workers.
Two fatalities storm related Maryland one from a tree coming down the house the other.
A car skating out the governor and officials have been really adamant telling people.
Stay off the roads in the course roads like this are going to be impassable for some time to come Martha.
Yahoo! and -- to worry about power lines that are down and be very careful.
-- around -- as well it you know Steve this is it is what my ad campaign sign behind to a moment ago and it reminds us that we are just a week away.
From Election Day and he can't help but wonder what the impact is going to be in some of these areas is they try to get people.
Sort of back up and moving around their communities -- haven't any ability to get out there and vote.
It's certainly change the focus completely actually early voting was canceled yesterday -- canceled again today so.
People are really have -- from speaking about the elections -- -- thinking about getting their first floors dry here in Ocean City, Maryland.
Steve when you take a look at the damage around you and obviously as you point out -- discouraging people from coming back and -- get a look at their property.
And obviously it looks as though everybody cleared out of that area that -- and right.
Right this is the -- area of Ocean City -- in the downtown area.
Usually about 7000 people here.
During the off season and most of those you know storm experienced pretty hardy people and most of them did get -- a few hundred did stay.
But no no injuries here and the National Guard what's working throughout the night.
The winds really did feel like a hurricane 567 o'clock -- night we saw.
Signs snapping off small items of debris really blowing through the air so it got pretty Dicey there last night and now it looks like.
You know it's just weird to stand in -- -- in the middle of a -- with a pretty good current coming down Saint Louis avenue here in Ocean City.
Boy and -- united remains to be seen the economic impact of all of this in these areas that have been hard hit already by unemployment and the tough economy to have to being group.
After something like this and rebuild and find the money to do all of those things is going to be a story that we're going to be covering.
In the coming weeks and months Steve -- and -- thank you so much we'll check back in with you little bit later.
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