Nightly News | August 27, 2011
>>> welcome back to our continuing storm coverage. we keep saying it is early in the game for a lot of the major metropolitan areas . and especially so for new england. though this will be a big and perhaps history-making storm event when it gets to new england. places like falmouth, massachusetts, where ron allen is our northernmost deployed correspondent as the storm coverage mostly so far has been to the south. so that is a heck of a distinction, ron. don't worry, you are going to get some action up there.
>> you know, brian, it is absolutely surreal and a bit scary to watch what is happening in the south knowing in slow-motion the same thing will happen up here in a matter of hours and this community is also probably going to get pummelled. we have this little sliver of cape cod to ourselves you can see. this is what you see everywhere. hotels boarded up. vacationers have left. locals are hunkering down to stay here a while. it is a quite it, eerie scene up here. the reason over here, you can see the surf, they're expecting the surf to rise, 4 to 8 feet. we are coming up to high tide in a few hours here. a short distance between here and there and all this could be obliterated completely when the storm hits sometime in the middle of the night , sometime in the late morning hours here on cape cod . we are going to have to leave the cape because there are two bridges that you get you off the cape to the mainland. as a precaution we are going to get out of here. in fact, the governor of the state , deval patrick thinks the entire state of massachusetts , commonwealth will be affected by this storm . the worst may be inland, where they're predicting, as much as 10 to 15 inches of rain falling at some point during the storm . bad news for communities like springfield hit by tornados back in june. now they could be facing hurricane-force winds at some point during the storm acht agai -- . again the worst will happen overnight. the governor predicting tropical storm force winds, 3:00 in the morning. people in this part unfortunate the world are going to wake up to an ugly day, deteriorating fast, just again, just so strange that all this is inevitable, certainly coming this way, brian.
>> strange is the word. ron, thank you very much. ron allen up on the cape.