TODAY | October 30, 2012
>> rossen. he's driving around in lower manhattan and seeing what he can find. jeff, good morning again. jeff, can you hear us.
>> reporter: apologize. we just lost our -- lost our phone connection. the phone service here in manhattan is absolutely terrible. want to show you for all of you who have been living through this storm and we heard the wind and the rain pounding against our windows, it's hard to imagine what was actually flying through the air, and we actually have an idea now. look at pieces of plywood that fell on top of cars. if you look over here, and this is just in the streets here of manhattan , talking about metal pipes. this piece of typing, i mean, it's pretty heavy, off a local building. this is the kind of thing that can -- that can hit cars and actually people. i mean, here's something in the middle of the avenue. this piece of metal is so heavy, i was trying to -- i can't even pick it up, so that's the strength of this storm, and how much debris was flying through the air. if you look down the street, i mean, people with daylight are now just beginning to come out of their homes, con-ed is out trying to restore power, and we should mention evidenced by the traffic lights right up here, there is no power to any of these buildings. no power to the traffic lights . we've been driving all over manhattan this morning. in fact, we're broadcasting right now. my camera man has a backpack on. no trucks. we've been able to be pretty mobile driving through the streets, absolutely eerie. it's absolute mayhem in the middle of manhattan . no traffic lights and no one really knows where to go, and can you see people are coming out into the streets taking photos, trying to find their vehicles, which, by the way, are strewn up and down these streets. the water in this area had actually been so high, and we showed you earlier in the show, cars have been moved perpendicular to the street, floating away, and so that's the situation we're dealing with. bill, if we can swing around right here. here's another piece of plywood. this is a major new york city manhattan avenue , and there are pieces of wood absolutely still in the street. people are just trying to figure out now when they are going to get their power back. by the way, the answer to that question, very much unclear. we actually were speaking with some con-ed workers earlier and said what do you think this can happen? what's the estimate? a man told our producer jen long don't know when. we don't even know where to start, and so as we can give you another live picture down the street here. people just beginning to get to their cars. here's a con-ed car trying to figure out exactly where to go. one other important note before we go, matt and savannah, there are pulledles, and if you're watching in the new york and new jersey area right now, there are puddles, and you walk through these puddles and you think to yourself everything is fine. a woman had been electrocuted by walking in one of those puddles. you can also fall into a manhole so that's the situation here. again, i cannot hear you, so i cannot answer any questions so back to you.
>> jeff rossen , thank you very