msnbc | October 28, 2012
>>> let's head down the coast. julie martin live in nags head . looks like you feel the outer bands arrives, right?
>> we've been dealing with that even more. er since midnight. tropical storm conditions in the outer banks and gusts well over 50 miles an hour here in nags head , and it's a blinding, stinging rain that is coming offshore, and still coming on shore. more of a northerly wind right now. take a look at the atlantic, we're at low tide as well, but, still, the atlantic churning like a wash tub out there. that old pier is still handling it pretty well. hasn't come apart yet, but we've seen shingles come off the structure on top, which i believe is a restaurant. beaches, which were replenished about a year ago, holding back a lot of water and doing what they should to protect the beautiful homes here along this strip of land. however, coastal flooding along the outer banks , highway 12 to cape hatteras , completely impassable at this point. we've seen a couple thousand power outages as well. and the thing with this, alex. not a sprint, it's a marathon. we'll deal with conditions all day long, all night long here, sandy is still well offshore, and probably not going to see it pass until early tomorrow morning , 2:00 in the morning until it takes a left and heads your way. this is sort of a -- a precursor to what is to come up in the northeast for millions of people, in fact, you're going to see even worse conditions than this. keep in mind, sandy well out at sea, and we're dealing with this mess.
>> julie martin , thanks for the heads up. a minimal idea