Superstorm Sandy: Destruction in Stamford, Connecticut

Lara Spencer has an storm damage update from her home.
3:00 | 10/30/12

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Transcript for Superstorm Sandy: Destruction in Stamford, Connecticut
We're going to go to lara spencer, in stamford, connecticut. I didn't come into work to see you guys this morning, because I wanted to be in connecticut and be with my family. I'm afraid for all of the residents up here. About 9:30, we got a reverse 911 call in the area. Police warning that the storm surge could be as high as 17 1/2 feet in this area. Behind me, this is the stamford harbor area. There, a storm surge about 12 feet. The homes you see, all of them, without power. In connecticut, we're estimating about 650,000 customers without power this morning. The water, to give you an idea of what a 12-foot storm surge would do. Went all the way up. Covered the front lawn, covering the first floor, all the way to the left. The picture windows you can see, it was lapping up to the bottom of where the picture windows start. Flooding severe here. And the big problem this morning, is folks being stranded because of the flooding. Many of those people did not heed the mandatory evacuations. And this morning, governor lloyd saying, you must get to higher ground in your house and sit tight, wait for rescue workers. If you're in the area and stranded, you can tie a white towel to your front door. And they'll get to you when they can.

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