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Atlantic City Area Hurricane Sandy Coverage

The latest Sandy storm coverage for the Atlantic City, New Jersey area.

By Jeff Schwachter
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Aerial Videos of Sandy Aftermath in Atlantic City Show Devastation Tuesday

LATEST UPDATE: Atlantic City re-opens, including Boardwalk and casinos. Click here for video.

 

UPDATE: 10:10PM, Wed., Oct. 31: Photos and transcript from President Obama and NJ Gov. Chris Christie's visit to the Jersey shore this afternoon, including a stop in Brigantine.

UPDATE: 10:00AM, Wed., Oct. 31

Watch video from Today show with Al Roker in Atlantic City interviewing Mayor Lorenzo langford.

President Obama and Gov. Christie to visit New Jersey shore on Wednesday afternoon on joint tour of damages due to Sandy.

UPDATE: 11:27PM, Tuesday, Oct. 30

The day before Halloween looked pretty grim in Atlantic City and these videos of the devastation show it as it is:



 

UPDATE: 11:45PM, Monday, Oct. 29:

ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY — Nearly a foot of rain fell in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey Monday, Oct. 29, as Sandy, now being called a "Superstorm," made its way across the southern New Jersey shoreline causing severe coastal flooding, winds of up to 80 mph, and nearly a million customers without power in the Garden State.

The forecasters had it right as Sandy made landfall in Atlantic City around 8pm with the New Jersey shore barrier islands devastated by surging tides, heavy winds and coastal flooding.

Roads, airports and bridges up and down the coast were closed by late Monday, with many businesses, schools and state governement offices closed all day (and likely Tuesday).

Like a majority of the areas along the U.S. coast — from North Carolina up to New England —  the Atlantic City region suffered major flooding, with cars unable to drive on most roads and most remaining residents staying indoors.

The Atlantic City Boardwalk suffered damages, it has been reported, with the historic wooden way submerged under water for a time, as well as a large part of the city and Absecon Island.

Conditions are reportedly still rough in the resort town, with more potential for damage from flooding and heavy winds.

As the downgraded hurricane heads west, forecasters predict that there will still be major flooding in the Atlantic City region tonight, with heavy winds over the next 2-3 hours. The outer-band of the storm is causing heavy winds to return to the Jersey coast, but they are expected to subside overnight.

With the eye of the storm moving away from Atlantic City and southern New Jersey, some locals consider themselves lucky.

"It's getting worse in Connecticut right now," said Tom Kelly of Somers Point. "This? We lost a few trees [in town], but it could have been much worse. Atlantic City, though, wow! I can't beieve it. This was historic."

With federal, state and local governments, as well as emergency personell, working together tirelessly around the clock with regard to Sandy, although there have been three deaths reported in the state, historic flooding, thousands of evacuations and nearly a million New Jersey customers without power at this hour, the hurricane/superstorm could have hit the Jersey shore a lot worse than it did.

Expect heavy winds and some rain during Tuesday and into Wednesday in the Atlantic City region as Sandy leaves our area and slowly makes its way towards Canada.

 

 

UPDATE: Watch New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's 5:30pm Monday live storm briefing below:

 

 

ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY — Sandy is picking up pace and could hit the Atlantic City area by 4pm. The resort town is under five feet of water according to reports.

When Sandy makes landfall and soon after (between 4-7pm in the Atlantic City, New Jersey) flooded streets and damage to the Boardwalk may intensify with the combination of the full moon and high tides.

Over the next few hours, reports NBC 40's Dan Skeldon, there will be more frequent gusts of up to 60-80 mph winds as the storm makes landfall. There are already more than 5,000 without power in Atlantic County, and more power outages are expected this afternoon.

By Tuesday the forecast is breezy, with gusty winds but not Hurricane strength. The clean-up crews and power crews are expected to need days to get to all the affected areas of the storm on the southern New Jersey coast alone.

The A.C. area is expected to get 6-10 inches of rain along with river flooding, causing area roadways to be closed.

Officials encourage those on barrier islands to wait out the storm at this point.

Flooding is expected to continue in the A.C. area through the evening into tomorrow. New York and Philadelphia may suffer serious impacts from Sandy as well.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to make another public storm briefing at 5:30pm.

 

Live Blog Updates

VIDEO: Christie Lashes Out at Mayor Langford

Sandy to Make Landfall Near Atlantic City

Atlantic City Under Curfew

More Power Outages Expected

Hurricane Sandy: Local Evacuations and Preparations

Decisions During a Disaster: Atlantic City and Hurricane Sandy

As the winds ramp up, the power is still on in many shore communities, but the force of the wind is expected to get greater as the hurricane comes closer.

Sandy is expected to knock down trees and power lines along the Jersey coast with North Carolina to Massachusetts predicted to experience "extreme" coastal conditions related the storm.

Sandy makes landfall around 5-6pm in the Atlantic City, New Jersey area, where there are already extreme conditions, including flooded streets and damage to the Boardwalk.

Over the next three to five hours, reports NBC 40's Dan Skeldon, there will be more frequent gusts of up to 60-80 mph winds as the storm makes landfall. There are already more than 5,000 without power in Atlantic County, and more power outages are expected this afternoon.

By Tuesday the forecast is breezy, with gusty winds but not Hurricane strength. The clean-up crews and power crews are expected to need days to get to all the affected areas of the storm on the southern New Jersey coast alone.

The A.C. area is expected to get 6-10 inches of rain along with river flooding, causing area roadways to be closed.

Officials encourage those on barrier islands to wait out the storm at this point.

Flooding is expected to continue in the A.C. area through the evening into tomorrow. New York and Philadelphia may suffer serious impacts from Sandy as well.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to make another public storm briefing at 5:30pm.

As the winds ramp up, the power is still on in many shore communities, but the force of the wind is expected to get greater as the hurricane comes closer.

Click on links below for AC Weekly's Hurricane Sandy coverage and follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@ACWeekly) for real-time updates.

Live Blog Updates

VIDEO: Christie Lashes Out at Mayor Langford

Sandy to Make Landfall Near Atlantic City

Atlantic City Under Curfew

More Power Outages Expected

Hurricane Sandy: Local Evacuations and Preparations

Decisions During a Disaster: Atlantic City and Hurricane Sandy

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1. NJtoLA said... on Nov 1, 2012 at 12:01AM

“As a Jersey girl who left there for New Orleans in 1977, my heart goes out to you all right now. We lost everything here in Katrina - home - car -business - neighborhood - everything. I want to tell you now that it will get better. It may seem overwhelming now, but IT WILL GET BETTER. You will rebuild. You will heal. Do not lose heart. But do remember - THE INSURANCE COMPANY IS NOT YOUR FRIEND. Fight for everything that you are entitled to. Document everything. Do not let them try to push your damage off on water damage if the wind took your house as well. Fight them. You will eventually prevail. It might take years but you will prevail if you keep on fighting. We know what you are going through and we love you. IT WILL GET BETTER.

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