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Hurricane Sandy Atlantic City Live Coverage

Written by:
Gilbert Horowitz
Published on:
Oct/29/2012
Hurricane Sandy Atlantic City Live Coverage

As Hurricane Sandy prepares to make a direct impact on the United States second largest gambling destination, Atlantic City, Gambling911.com has your ongoing coverage of all the latest news right here.

The storm strengthened overnight with winds up to 85 mph.   All casinos are closed. 

“Reports from meteorologists … are calling for a storm worse than 1962, when the bay met the ocean,” city Office of Emergency Management Director Tom Foley said. “That was 8.5 feet. (Now) we’re talking about close `10 feet above mean low water. That’s a lot of water. We’ve never dealt with that in the city of Atlantic City, and I know it’s going to be close to that.”

October 29, 2012 - 7:04 pm ET – Extensive flooding in Atlantic City with most power out.  Ballys and other casinos on auxilary power.

October 29, 2012 - 6:49 pm ET –NEW ‪#RECORD‬ daily rainfall set at Atlantic City, NJ! 4.55" of rain seen so far, shattering the old record of 2.33" set back in 1908!!  High tide after 8 pm.  A preview of things to come perhaps, portions of Gamlbing911.com's home of Miami Beach were under water this morning from a combination of the high tide and full moon and we are hundreds of miles from the storm with clear skies.

October 29, 2012 - 4:52 pm ET – Most power out now in Atlantic City is Sandy making landfall between AC and Cape May, New Jersey. 

October 29, 2012 - 2:30 pm ET – This storm has accelerated to 28 mph and should make landfall before 6 pm ET.

October 29, 2012 - 1:55 pm ET – Reports of a fire at the Tropicana Casino not true.  There was exhaust being kicked up from a generator causing a flurry of tweets suggesting there was a fire. 

October 29, 2012 - 11:30 am ET – Atlantic City Police, Fire, and EMS reporting utility crews no longer responding to call in the city

October 29, 2012 - 11:23 am ET –Rising waters put most of Atlantic City under water Monday morning. 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."

October 29, 2012 - 11:00 am ET – Latest advisory has Hurricane Sandy at 90 mph.  96 mph would make Sandy a Category 2. 

October 29, 2012 - 10:00 am ET – Portions of the famed Atlantic City boardwalk have reportedly collapsed early this morning as waters start to flood the city.

- Gilbert Horowitz, Gambling911.com

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