TODAY | November 03, 2012
>>> we begin this hour with the dropping temperatures and rising temperatures as people go without power in the northeast. katy tur is live. hope everyone is behaving.
>> erica, they are behaving so far. but there is always questions on how long that will last. we're at a station on 44th and 10th. at its peak yesterday, the line stretched down to 18th street . you can't even see how far they went down. that's 26 new york city blocks, which is a remarkable time to wait for gasoline. today it's much of the same. i can't see how long that line goes. it also stretches to 11th avenue . over in new jersey, much of the same. lines that are miles lock in some cases. people waiting for hours on end. the they're not running in to the gas station on fumes, they are literally being pushed by the people behind them because they have completely run out of gas. that's why governor christie has instituted some new rules to try and alleviate some of those lines. now they're going to start rationing gas. if you have an even numbered license plate, you can only get gas on even numbered calendar days . he's hoping that will help take off some of the pressure out there. back here in new york, the ports have been open and the restrictions have been lifted so that there's more gas to get in here. at its core, though, this isn't a gas shortage, this is a power issue. a lot of these stations still don't have any power so they can't pump any of their gas. that's why you're seeing these incredibly long lines at these certain stations that are open. other than gas, the red cross is asking anybody that can to donate blood. they do hope that anyone who can will