By Liz Tufts
As you walk down Winnepaug Road in Westerly it's literally abandoned. Water front homes now under water. Remnants of Sandy filling many yards.
"This is the first time I'm seeing it. It's surreal beyond words".
Nick Adams packed up his things and left town for the night a day later. He can't believe his eyes.
"Places I went to as a little kid literally are gone," he says.
Like his dad's Ocean Front Hotel. Over taken by sand and water.
"The sand is two levels high, devastating".
But just down the road there are sounds of life.
National Grid is working around the clock trying to restore power to thousands and crews fill watch hill beach clearing debris and what's left from sandy.
The town is also getting help from the National Guard directing traffic and only letting residents in and trying to keep looters out.
"They got here this afternoon keeping an eye out.
Lois Williams is one of the only ones who waited out the storm from her home.
"We'd thought we'd be okay," says Williams.
But the fast moving water trapped her and her family inside. It's storm many agree will go down in the history books.
"Last hurricane was like this but the water didn't come up as nearly as high,"she adds,"I was here for Bob and Irene was bad but nothing like this."
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