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Lake Michigan waves pounding Racine's shoreline

CREATED Oct. 30, 2012 - UPDATED: Oct. 30, 2012

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  • Jermont Terry reports Video by wtmj.com

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  • Jermont Terry reports Video by wtmj.com


RACINE- Waves from Superstorm Sandy are pounding the Lake Michigan shoreline.

There's also a long line of cars full of people wanting to see the waves, and high tides.

Lana Schoagel stepped away from her job and grabbed her camera for the spectacle.

"I've never seen a storm that's brought in like this," says Schoagel.  "I never thought when I was listening to the news last night and they said how bad it was going to get I didn't think it would be that bad..."

And she's not alone.

"We just saw the view and we just had to stop and look because the waves were coming and we couldn't believe our eyes," explains Shantrice Craig.

The pier looked like a parade route with cars pulling in to see what Superstorm Sandy, so many miles away, could do here.  The U.S. Coast Guard averages waves at 10 feet but there were times it surpassed that estimate.

As exciting as it looks, the U.S. Coast Guard reminds people to avoid venturing too far on the pier.  Because those same waves can easily pull you in.

Click here to see video of some people getting too close to Lake Michigan.