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Tracking Hurricane Sandy - CBC News Meteorologist
The people of New Jersey are waking up to the brunt of super-storm Sandy with hurricane-force winds. Flood waters have broken through a levee leaving three towns under five feet of water.
Six million people across the eastern seaboard are without power and at least 16 deaths in the US have been blamed on the storm. Last night as the power was going out across New York City, water began to flood in. Waves crested over the sea wall in the financial district in Manhattan and the subway system is drowning.
Sandy's influence is also bring felt in Ontario with high winds and rain leaving tens of thousands without power. And Quebec and Atlantic Canada are being told to brace themselves. Thousands of flights across North America have been cancelled.
To talk about Hurricane Sandy's impact and what we can expect next, we were joined by CBC News meteorologist Jay Scotland. He was in Toronto.
Tracking Hurricane Sandy - New Yorker living on East River
Carlina Salguero lives on a converted oil tanker in the East River in New York City.
Tracking Hurricane Sandy - Tavern owner in Atlantic City, NJ
Montgomery Dahm owns a tavern in Atlantic City, New Jersey and that is where we reached him.
Tracking Hurricane Sandy - Emergency Shelter in New Jersey
Tanya Gulliver is managing an emergency shelter at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. She joined us by phone.
This segment was produced by The Current's Idella Sturino, Jessica DeMello, Ashley Walters and Lara O'Brien.
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