Hurricane Sandy: Surfing Lake Erie

"Nightline" anchor Bill Weir covers the storm as it whips up the great lake in Erie, Pa.
3:00 | 10/30/12

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Transcript for Hurricane Sandy: Surfing Lake Erie
Call the East Coast is getting pounded by sandy tonight she is making her way inland headed toward the midwest where it. Promises of bring Havoc even more Havoc in the days to come my co anchor bill where is live in Erie Pennsylvania tonight where the storm is. Whipping up the great. Lakes built what's the latest there. What we're doing is an operative word -- -- -- governor James from Galveston -- -- -- -- -- I never thought -- -- today when -- bought one from northern Pennsylvania and look up fresh water. Hurricane -- -- Lake Erie where may soybeans Green Bay and Cleveland the last bus -- Cindy. And the buoys out in the middle of the Great Lakes and Bart -- waves up to 20/20. Five feet high -- And 65 mile an our -- visiting Cleveland. There used to -- surfers out of the water mud downs how does. Trying to ride a few mavericks -- the barricade. Values that the billion on the shores of Cleveland check out the guys try to catch a fresh water maverick or you. Today. This is really a storm -- having. The national him back to view it didn't -- him. It needs further bruins' best. There are airport shut down from Chicago. To Detroit. Hundreds of flights canceled 150000. People without power in Ohio at least that many here in Pennsylvania. It's cold out here is 45 degrees. It feels colder than that would -- his winds it was no surprise -- we're hearing and sleet and snow and some of the storm zone. As well they're talking about downed trees. Canceled schools and postpone Halloween triggered street celebrations. All through the heart of the midwest. Cynthia this sort of -- so many people in parts of the country and usually the only deal with blizzards -- never had to deal with this sort of thing. -- just extraordinary bill I know you say out of that water thank you.

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