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>> tens of thousands of people still in the dark as we recover from superstorm sandy. >> it is same on same street. and brian cubeler, coming up more. >> an incredible look at the damage and what is next. >> and we are tracking sandy's latest position. >> we are still feeling the affects and those of you were warned to park high because the over flods. flooding. brian has more.
>> reporter: this doesn't stop people from preparing one last time. while many are breathing just a bit easier tonight, some know sandy is not quite done. >> they have asked us to evacuate and moved our furniture to another floor. >> reporter: there fliers provide solutions and if not tow trucks stand ready. it is hardly a surprise and people he'd warning and hope to for best. >> it flooded this morning and they are anticipating it will be 1-2 feet higher because of the
full moon and winds and runoff. we will keep your fingers cross and hope no one gets hurts and no damage. >> reporter: that tidal surge never came by and they were dry a couple hours ago and it is dry now. >> brian, you have a shot at peoria point, the shot in there sent $60,000 on isabel because she didn't follow the car rule. how many followed tonight? >> reporter: there are no cars down here. >> if the sich wawingtuations
changes we will be the first to tell you. >> view video on the city docks in annapolis. the water swelled and leaked over the wall and took the town over. stores here in downtown have high water marks and this one won't erase the memory or the mark of isabel. there is some damage in ocean city, but they are cleaning up, not rebuilding. we have more from there tonight. >> reporter: power is still out in large sections but the flood waters have begun to recede and
no injuries or deaths. now is the time for a big cheen up. this is where the bar and restaurant at the bay side got hit hard by the hurricane. >> the gazebo is gone and the board walk they were rebuilding is in a parking lot. they did salvage the new angles. they hope to reopen by this weekend. >> let's get at it. >> reporter: crews have been restoring power and a large part of the pier did fall victim and they will inspect the dew system that held back sandy and want to make sure it can hold pack the next one. >> we will go back and see if
it needs immediately or it can wait. >> reporter: a big storm like sandy digs down under the sand. >> a lot of stuff gets blown on the beach. >> reporter: he found a 14 carat gold wing the governor will be here tomorrow and will tour christy as well. reporting from ocean city. >> back in march, the ash window storm redefined the is
city and ripped up the board walk the waves picked the pool up and smashed it through the restaurant and put it on the west side. >> it is not as bad as it could have been. >> no secret. >> march of '62. >> that was one of the big ones and don't forget back in '84, gloria. the biggest damage was from north of us and if it had come hundred miles further south we would have a different storm. thank goodness. we still have snow in garret county and 30 inches of snow reported. and light mix snow showers and
still flood concerned out toward fedrick. and as we look at the winds, they have died down and the bay threat is done. we will have much more on the peek wind gust. >> chain saws will go to work early tomorrow. >> here is some of the damage we will see in harper county. >> reporter: restoring the power is the job tomorrow. more than 24 hours after hurricane sandy road throw, the saturated grounds couldn't hold so the road is blocks and power
problems are plaguing the areas. one of the hardest hits areas in the state. a red oak fell right at the height and this is a big job with crews from alabama tackling. and it was a big job for families to figure out how to stay dry and warm tonight. it has been shy of 24 hours since the television was on. >> we have been making the best of it. we have a wood stove that we have kept running and eating things out of cans. >> reporter: this has been echoed all over the county. some with powers, some didn't, and some made their own. this store had a huge generator out back and shopping center was out accept for them and power
outages jumped from block to block and some had it, but others said just a flicker. >> my main concern was the pump going out and the trees. >> reporter: people are working around the clock almost but the damage is so extensive it maybe one till the end of the week before everyone is reconnected. in hartford county. >> the county land fill is opened tomorrow and we are running the closings from earlier so you can be prepared or delayed millions of gallons of sewage sent into the river. jeff has more on those repairs.
>> reporter: it is not easy living near a waste water plant but today it is even tougher. today, some of the water comes from the toilets of about a quarter of a million people. >> i thought it was from the septic tank. >> reporter: high winds took down one of the lines powering the plant but a second feeder line that served as a back up and that left the generators to handing 25 millions of gallons pouring into the river over a 12 hour period. >> it is something we need the work with bge on, getting more reliable power to this facility. without power, it just accountant run. >> reporter: they said bge
didn't send anyone out until seven hours after it was reported and it took seven hours to get repaired. >> i have ordered an audit to see what happened and make sure we prevent this. >> reporter: the sewage only made up about 1% of the water. >> treating the sewage will take 4-5 days to bring it back up to full capacity. until then, that percent will continue to seep into the river. >> we will see what areas look like a day after sandy came through. >> and spinning out over.
>> we will take a trip down the east coast to see what sandy left. it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers.
and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. >> fire officials say donald king was killed when a large tree blew over and crashed into his kitchen. the family was there gathering personal affect and boarding up what is left after the accident. >> i was standing here talking to him and i said what is amatter and i said i am nervous and i said a tree might fall on
us and that was the last i seen him. ? >> the other two people who died were traffic fatalities. >> the governor is coming to the area and they are calling it the worst flooding since gloria. two caskets floated out. >> for the first time in 60 years we are getting to see the inside of a whiskey plant. you can see the whiskey wax on the inside. the plant shut down down in 1958. is
tomorrow was news should be easy for you because the light rail buses will be up tomorrow. the >> you are encouraged to use caution and common sense when driving tomorrow. >> we have seen people hydro plaining and they are going too fast show slow down. >> check live maps and delays along the route on our website. we will take you to the largest island in the chessa peek day.
cheryl coner is don harrison are live. >> reporter: it is cool to be standing on your two feet and not waubling around. the fact we are not in flooding is nice compared to nine years ago. pour is coming back on and also the bay bridge has reopened. >> reporter: the bridge is open but some roads are still shut. >> reporter: we have spept the day trying to survey ken island to see what they are facing. look at this. snow plows used to push out the water across ken island. >> i thought the house was
going to blow done. i am surprised the trees didn't. >> reporter: sandy was wild and gusts were reported at 90 miles per hour. >> the tide was coming up. >> reporter: water came on this property, but it stayed outside her home. next door furniture is still tied down. what do you have have left? >> tree branch and mild compared to isabel. >> reporter: water in parking lots is the biggest headache. water stayed outside of annie's
steak house but the parking lot was too dangerous. so they shut down. >> the storm going to new jersey was a savior and we pray for those people in new jersey and new york. >> reporter: he nailed it. we have our thoughts and prayers with them. there is still clean up on ken island and we are surveying the damage. >> reporter: some faired better, annie's was okay. and not far from that jetty's took a lot of water in from this event. and during isabel it was destroyed completely. >> reporter: tough to get a
full picture because a lot of the businesses are shut down and hard to tell if water went in. over 700 outages at this point and this morning there were 5,000 so that is an improvement >> reporter: they have made a significant improvement. >> reporter: reporting live from ken island. >> thanks cheryl and don. we want to show you pictures up in the north. ripped plank and we found a car drowned in several pieces of mud and pieces of the sidewalk. >> and hurricane sandy dumped 20 inches of snow in the mountains and several roads are closes. and rangers say this is the most
snow they have seen in october. >> now maryland's most accurate forecast. >> let's go to the current conditions. sandy is loosening her grip. letting go with the winds earlier and the snoe is to the west. and we had a few wet flakes mixing in as a good bye parting gift. we have dropped into the 30s but above freezing. let's show pictures, ocean city pier we have lost the end of that structure. and annapolis we were watching the high tides but so far so good and the wind pattern is not
supporting a big push. and also as we look at grace, we will still continue to watch the flood stage which has been above normal but not above peak normals and we have thursday to monitor this as well as out in federick. i do want to show you the weather to the west, still coming down the snow. a feet of snow in garret county and flood warning continuing there again for federick and a high rain surge in the area and the coastal flood ad viseryy but
they will expire and winds, nothing to push in the bay. we have the enhanced lunar cycle. how bad was sandy, 74 and edge water beach at 9. 59. over 12 inches of rain in easton and queen town almost 10. and there was the ocean city pier as she was take skwn this was off the delaware bay and north of the beach and the pick char that stands out the most is
this one with the roller coaster out into the ocean. just to show you sandy in motion, this is worth taking a look at, this is an unbelievable storm structure, you can see the center eye wall and here is maryland and the storm coming in hundred miles to the north and had it been hundred miles south the destruction would have been horrible. the set up is for cool dry weather and we may get halloween in on a decent note. drying out after a few shower and we will be back after this. stay here.
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it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message.