Residents ride out Sandy’s wind, waves on Vineyard

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass. (WHDH) — A lot of spectators were coming out to see the ocean waves as the wind picked up at Katama Beach. Many roads were blocked in Edgartown and Martha’s Vineyard. The ferries were closed down Monday.

Winds coming out of the east pushed a lot of water into the harbor into Edgartown.

Some boats were moored out in the harbor. In Chappaquiddick across the way, a $7 million home weathers the threat of Hurricane Sandy.

There was some discussion before it was built about whether it was advisable, Hurricane Sandy will test it. On Dock Street in downtown Edgartown, a number of businesses worried about the high tide leading to flooding. Several business face flooding, others were sandbagged as well.

The town in general is shut down except for a few businesses. The Fire Chief said he's worried mainly about the flooding, which already overtook dozens of streets all over the vineyard. For now, though, not too bad on the power outages, and so far most of the people are simply coming out to look and see if they're not running a business. Those are the business people most worried at this time. Locals said Hurricane Sandy already brought some of the worst flooding they've seen in downtown Edgartown ever. Downtown Edgartown is where the easterly wind is pushing a lot of the water into.

High surf and rough waves hit the beach, as the winds continues and waters continues to rise.

A shelter in was opened in Chilmark Center for those who feel they need to get away from the water. Some residents were riding it out on the Vineyard and were getting, but as of noon Monday the worst was yet to come.