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This out of Atlantic City in New Jersey let's come back here to New York City where we had a record high.
Water levels an extensive flooding high winds forced the mass transit system to.
To a halt where it is this morning some of the local businesses.
On many of them are still closed the trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
Also halted there will be no trading on today on the exchange either and -- -- -- an update on what the plans are going forward Robert grade areas live.
From the -- -- part of Manhattan battery Park City once again.
-- with us this morning I know.
As you said that the water levels are at a record we've never seen anything like this are thinks this morning.
-- -- can certainly see the aftermath here and before we get that you guys have been talking about.
That the folks without power you know hundreds of thousands of folks here on the island of Manhattan and -- -- the broader area waking up.
-- millions -- if you got to the tristate without power this morning we should talk about a little bit.
Getting downtown -- at the very southern tip of Manhattan in battery Park City.
Very dark what you'd go below thirty ninth street only a few patches of how are basically.
So being there are no traffic lights -- street lights most of the buildings with -- Out power very eerie and I had to drive through Manhattan all the way down park avenue down Broadway no lights anywhere around.
Talking about the New York Stock Exchange.
Taking a -- down -- a couple of generators are sought few lights.
Right around the outside of the exchange obviously and it is barricaded off but.
Making our way down very dark debris in the streets there are police at many of the intersections with their lights on.
Let you know that you need to slow down take a look both ways before you go and -- -- -- -- very slowly all the way down here but again you cannot see very weather's very low visibility other you know at some point we should see sunrise coming up it's getting a little bit -- but.
A lot of clouds in the -- still though the full -- is obscured.
I and -- -- -- take a quick look didn't we've been here for a couple of hours are starting to get a little company know it's been out here literally has been darkness on the edge of town -- the heads of the -- If you will across the Hudson you could see some lights in Jersey City some folks had.
A little back up power it looks like but then you go down the coastline it gets very dark very quickly all the way around to Staten Island -- we could see some lights.
The the harbor there in the distance -- ferry traffic obviously this morning.
Which -- a couple of police coming by here you could see maybe a sand bags of if Balkans and commandos were there on the top us and steps that lead down to the the promenade -- the little sidewalk -- basically goes along Battery Park.
If you've been down you've gotten on the -- to go over to Ellis Island or to the statue of liberty which is off in the distance net towards -- this morning that the base is lighted.
They -- it now and and just quickly.
Behind Paul O'Connell and we can see.
It's a little bit into the restaurant -- -- -- of the battery gardens restaurant we were here yesterday and their patio and you could see what it did to the sandbags it came all the way up here.
All right Robert its that.
Keep you here for a second I know well boy that's some.
Never again -- an idea of what the restaurant looks like there's a look at those shots on one side of the screen -- Aren't allowed a look let's talk a little bit because I'm gonna venture a guess that most of our audience is 612 on the East Coast right now that the majority of our audience.
Is tuning in from outside of the area largely because people in our area don't have power -- aren't able to watch television this morning so with that in -- New York obviously is that.
As I said earlier and we don't know this economic capital base that the world and people wonder when we'll be up and running.
How about the stock exchange we'll get an update they are whether they'll trade electronically or whether they're gonna be able to do it on the floor tomorrow.
But part of the problem is.
This is an island right so we're all here we're broadcasting from midtown Manhattan you're on the southern tip of the islands of Manhattan.
It's almost impossible right now from what I understand you can -- in some of the blanks on this to get off of the island I think you can get to New Jersey through the Lincoln Tunnel.
You -- westside of Manhattan going out -- to get out of the -- on the east side to go to queens and then to get out of -- that's -- -- violence is not possible right now therefore you can't come in from there if you're commuting into work -- could try to piece this together and how long it'll be until the city's functional again terms of the people.
Millions of them that commute in every day.
-- get the economy up and running not only for the city but for around the country see you can't really get around -- Right now not very well -- as -- CDO lecture on the I'm very little traffic but certainly cannot get in or out.
Units in the at the Lincoln Tunnel the only major artery debts at this are that we know of that is functioning.
The subway system it's unclear the MTA saying it will be.
Later today at the earliest -- even venture an estimate I guess if you will when they would be able to -- to get it they did confirm overnight.
That -- did reach into the subway system it did dip frequently does flood we get heavy rains.
And they had sandbags around some of the greats if you're familiar format and and other places in the city where they have -- they -- down into the subway where.
Some of the steam can come out and like the they had sandbags around that's of the water would -- gushed out then there a cascade -- -- and short circuit some of the power and affected the subway but nonetheless it did happen overnight -- so it's unclear.
When we'll start to see all the spokes being able to take the fairies and that you would start seeing data around this time -- typical Tuesday morning.
Folks coming and you know yesterday we even had to Starbucks and McDonald's the local -- all closed and there was power down here yesterday so obviously a different story today with no power.
Throughout much of the southern part of Manhattan and obviously across New Jersey as well.
I don't know how much you guys to get around -- was Stuart.
Kathryn glass is producing for -- -- you got on on your -- just walk over by the exchange give us an idea what that looks like whether to hand held camera you can feedback dinner and -- -- anything.
Just give us an idea what that looks like this morning and -- flooding is -- -- downtown middle put that on little bit lighter as we have all morning in -- will be on all morning long -- Robert Robert thank you.
Robert -- down there at the southern tip of Manhattan island about.
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