TODAY   |  October 29, 2012

‘Angry’ surf gathers momentum in Rhode Island

NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports from Narragansett, R.I., where the wind is picking up and the ocean is flooding beaches as the storm approaches from over 100 miles away.

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>> but first let's go to stephanie goss in narragansett, rhode island . good morning again.

>> reporter: good morning. they said it was is goin to get nastier and it is. the wind has picked up. we're getting bands of rain and just look at how angry that ocean is. you consider the fact that the eye of this storm will pass hundreds of miles from here. you get an idea of how big it is. it's remarkable to see surf like that, even more remarkable when you consider just beneath it is a beach that people were sun bathing on just this summer. so far they've already had some school closus across the state and power outages for some, 2700 people. off the coast they are reporting 17 a1/2 foot swells. they shut down the ferries. public transportation has been shut down in rhode island . we're obviously not through the worst it. they got through high tide this morning. the next big, big trouble spot for rhode island and all of the coast will be the high tide this evening around 8:00. matt.

>> stephanie, tough day for camera lenses and satellite transmissions and things like that. our crews out there doing a great job. we appreciate it.