New York, Oct 29: Rising waters put most of Atlantic City under water on 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, reports Daily Mail.
Emergency officials said they expected conditions to get much worse at evening high tide and the center of the storm could hit at about the same time.
‘The city's basically flooded,' said Willie Glass, Atlantic City's public safety director. ‘Most of the city is under water.'
The same could be said of much of the southern New Jersey shore. The storm surge went over the seawall in Cape May with high tide early Monday and punched through dunes in other communities.
The Garden State Parkway south of Atlantic City was shut down in both directions. Officials reported rescues in Pleasantville.