TODAY   |  October 30, 2012

‘Massive damage’ along coast of Rhode Island

Stephanie Gosk reports from Narragansett, R.I., where crews are already beginning to clean up the rocky debris tossed over the sea wall by Hurricane Sandy.

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>> we want to go further up the coast now. sandy, of course, brought high winds and a damaging storm surge to parts of rhode island 's coast. showed you some of those images. nbc's stephanie gosk is in hard hit narragansett, rhode island . stephanie , good morning to you.

>> reporter: good morning, savannah. well, the day after a storm like this is a day to assess, and it's a day to start to clean up. police have closed off this road behind me so they can clean it up. what you're looking at is the debris that came over the sea wall over the course of yesterday. we watched it pound hour after hour, and as high tide hit last night, it breached the sea wall and flowed into this town, so there is massive damage here and also along the coast of rhode island , a lot of the coastal communities here were evacuated. people now are going to try to get back to their homes and figure out just how bad it was. some of those people know how bad it is already. he's the owner of this restaurant behind me called the coast guard house. we actually had dinner there sunday night, and it has been basically destroyed. all of the windows blown out and all of the furniture in the ocean are up on the streets. he's not sure where he's going to get the money or the time even to fix t.savannah?

>> all right. stephanie , thanks.