Ocean water rolls over NC 12 at the north end of Buxton, N.C. at dawn on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Waves from offshore Hurricane Sandy are battering Hatteras Island. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley)
NEW YORK (WVLT)-- What was Hurricane Sandy has made landfall. Sandy, now a "post-tropical" storm and losing strength, according to the National Weather Center.
Sandy's still packing winds of 85 miles-per-hour as it rips across the eastern seaboard. Some places have a storm surge of more than 12 feet. More than two million people in 11 states and the District of Columbia have lost power.
The storm is even being felt here in East Tennessee with gusty winds, rain and snow in the higher elevations.
The Local 8 Weather team has issued a WX alert lasting until noon Tuesday.