Huge waves flood Chatham fish pier

CHATHAM, Mass. (WHDH) — As Hurricane Sandy tore into Chatham, huge waves flooded the Chatham fish pier.

“Get everything off the ground floor, that’s any kind of electronic. I just shut the gas main off in this building. Any electric that I don’t, obviously I have thousands of pounds of lobsters and we’ll probably lose the power. We’ll have to maintain those lobsters from dying,” said one man.

The wicked winds rocked boats and rattled nerves on Monday.

One fisherman kept a close eye on his boats being whipped around by Sandy.

“It’s not a good feeling, but it’s riding well and it’s protected enough that we’ll be okay,” said the fisherman.

There was a near traffic jam at the Chatham Lighthouse as people came out to watch the huge waves and try to enjoy the ferocious winds.

Wind gusts were as high as 62 miles per hour on Monday afternoon.

Besides the strong winds, heavy bands of rain came and went through the Cape.

High tide returns to the area around 12:30 a.m.