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The worst predictions.
And unthinkable that's what the New Jersey governor Chris Christie is calling the damage from the super -- sandy that slammed his state.
And just look along the Jersey Shore.
Or what was.
Tonight officials are blaming the storm for more than three dozen deaths across the country and more than eight million customers not people.
Eight million customers have no power most of them in new York and New Jersey.
Look at this map here the damage from the monster storm extend this far west as Michigan.
The blue areas -- the flooding the red is wind damage and the white.
That snow and lots of it.
Parts of West Virginia have already gotten more than two feet of snow the blizzard warnings are in effect in more than a dozen counties until tomorrow afternoon.
New Jersey of course took the direct hit from sandy just south of Atlantic City officials say the casinos are okay but the storm washed away part of the boardwalk there.
And in other towns along the Jersey Shore farther north just outside New York City emergency workers are using boats to rescue hundreds upon hundreds of people.
From homes that are still under water.
Governor Christie says it could take months for New Jersey to recover.
I know the many good works they woke up today.
Absolute devastation to use the beyond anything I thought I'd ever -- I anticipate moonless night.
Given the nature of the wins in the rain would be pretty bad I'm expected to -- that that frankly no one did.
The governor says the path commuter trains that run between new -- New Jersey bring all those people to work.
Will be out of service for at least seven to ten days.
You can see why floodwaters look at this pouring into the stations like this -- in Hoboken just across the Hudson River from Manhattan.
Officials here in New York State could be 45 days at least before the subways are up and running at any level.
Here's a look at some of the underground flooding four point three million people a day use the subways.
Mayor Mike Bloomberg in New York says -- the worst damage to the subway system in its 108 year history and in Queens New York.
One man says it was the devil's -- would you look at this.
A fire pushed by those devastating winds destroyed home after home after home.
Eighty homes in one -- working class neighborhood at the shore.
Investigators say Sandy's wins kept the flames raging for hours.
Firefighters most of them couldn't get there waiting through the floodwaters just trying to rescue people.
More on that in a moment.
I mentioned the damage goes all the way to Michigan look at these waves this is in the -- this is no ocean this is Lake Michigan in Chicago.
Officials are telling people to stay away from the water and they've shut down parts of what of lakeshore drive.
And with the big picture now Steve fox coverage of enormous storm.
Beginning with Craig Boswell in at -- -- New Jersey just outside Atlantic City what's it like there now.
Chad good evening Q were like you said on the edge of Atlantic City families trying to get in to check out the damage to their homes returned to wait let me -- -- show -- what's going on state police had the roads blocked going into Atlantic City.
And they say they're going to open them tomorrow but right now families driving and are being turned away talked to one lady just wants to get in -- got her home see what may have happened.
Another gentlemen who couldn't get into a hotel room because many of the casinos that you see behind me have both these hotel rooms for their employees had nowhere else to go actually went to a U haul.
Place rid of the U haul truck in -- sleeping.
In this parking lot where we are now for the evening until we can get back into his home see what remains some 80000 people just in this area without power.
Some two and a half million people state wide.
As -- this is becoming a very very cold night temperatures are dropping fast.
And the governor said today slightly 78 days or longer before power is restored -- looking at the aerial pictures from there I wanna keep looking at those from Atlantic City some back and forth between the mayor of Atlantic City and the governor Chris Christie.
Right to cut a dust up -- -- governor Chris Christie basically saying that the mayor.
Of Atlantic City mayor Langford didn't take evacuation notices seriously and put his people in harm's way the mayor.
Bob -- pushing back on that today saying that the governor -- and Ford both of these guys really don't mince words here's a little bit of what both had to say.
I'm disappointed that -- that order wasn't completely complied with.
And I have great sympathy conserved for the folks who are still trapped in Atlantic City.
It's better to have options and not need them.
Since you need options and not have -- and so we had a contingency plan.
Spoke to a couple of families here -- being turned away who were talking about that very dust up saying.
They want both of these elected officials to get over they said.
Quote they want them to grow up and focus on fixing the problems at hand -- Craig Boswell of -- can just outside Atlantic City, New Jersey Craig.
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