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Frankenstorm: Most of Atlantic City already underwater

posted at 11:44 am on October 29, 2012 by

Bear in mind, we’re still hours away from the storm hitting full force. Here in NYC, the rain hasn’t even started yet.

Rising waters put most of Atlantic City under water Monday as the approach of Hurricane Sandy flooded towns up and down the New Jersey shore, knocked out power to thousands and left some people stranded in water-surrounded homes, forcing rescues. Emergency officials said they expected conditions to get much worse at evening high tide.

“The city’s basically flooded,” said Willie Glass, the city’s public safety director. “Most of the city is under water.”

If you want to know what this looks like, feast your eyes. Sandy’s expected to make landfall sometime tonight at … Atlantic City, New Jersey.

I’m following the NYT’s liveblog for local updates, but if you have better suggestions for hurricane news, kindly post the links below.

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Well, we know Snooki won’t have any problems floating.

Red Cloud on October 29, 2012 at 11:49 AM

If you see a bird’s nest floating down the road; go out of your way and rescue Trump would you?

lorien1973 on October 29, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Stu Ostro, Senior Meteorologist, The Weather Channel
Oct 29, 2012 5:05 am ET

A meteorologically mind-boggling combination of ingredients is coming together: one of the largest expanses of tropical storm (gale) force winds on record with a tropical or subtropical cyclone in the Atlantic or for that matter anywhere else in the world; a track of the center making a sharp left turn in direction of movement toward New Jersey in a way that is unprecedented in the historical database, as it gets blocked from moving out to sea by a pattern that includes an exceptionally strong ridge of high pressure aloft near Greenland; a “warm-core” tropical cyclone embedded within a larger, nor’easter-like circulation; and moisture from the tropics and cold air from the Arctic combining to produce very heavy snow in interior high elevations. This is an extraordinary situation, and I am not prone to hyperbole.

RedWinged Blackbird on October 29, 2012 at 11:58 AM

I live 30 miles inland. It’s bad and things aren’t going to get any better. Atlantic City is totally flooded, Ocean City: the Ocean met the Bay and dunes have just been obliterated.

Beaglemom on October 29, 2012 at 12:00 PM

‘This was the moment that the rise of the ocean began to slow and our planet began to heal.’

Well, let me see. Mmm, maybe that was a little over the top, Mr Obama.

Looks like Nature has a sense of humour.

paulbriggs on October 29, 2012 at 12:12 PM

AP. I just posted a bunch of links for you, but your filter didn’t like them. I’m guessing it thought I was SPAMing. Hope you can pull it out of purgatory.

nukemhill on October 29, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Looks like Nature has a sense of humour.

paulbriggs on October 29, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony. – Morpheus

lorien1973 on October 29, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Business as usual at the Tomb Of The Unknowns.

whatcat on October 29, 2012 at 12:21 PM

I thought obama was going to lower the levels of the sea and turn back global warming or something.

WashingtonsWake on October 29, 2012 at 12:24 PM

whatcat on October 29, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Yes it is awe inspiring…and I’m Canadian. The American military sure can do things right.

We are expecting your sloppy seconds of Sandy. Be safe all

mojowt on October 29, 2012 at 1:14 PM

No… it’s pronounced “Fronk-en-staurm”!!!

rustybubble on October 29, 2012 at 1:42 PM

LIVE Sandy coverage from ABC Channel 7, New Yrok

They are doing a fantastic job.

Brother Bingley has already lost power in Middletown, NJ.

May the good Lord keep them ALL safe.

tree hugging sister on October 29, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Batten down and hold on tight, AP.

J.E. Dyer on October 29, 2012 at 3:55 PM

What would Nucky Thompson do?

kemojr on October 29, 2012 at 5:49 PM