‘Sandy’ makes landfall in New Jersey
People walk through water on the beach near the time of high tide as Hurricane Sandy approaches October 29, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Hurricane Sandy drove a deadly tidal surge into coastal cities along the eastern US coast and pushed storm-force winds, torrential rain and heavy snow deep inland. AFP /STAN HONDA
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey — Mega-storm Sandy made landfall along the coast of New Jersey late Monday, bringing hurricane-force winds and heavy rains to a wide swathe of the US East Coast, officials said.
Maximum sustained winds weakened on landfall to 80 miles (130 kilometers) per hour but were still hurricane-strength, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said, adding that the eye of the storm struck near Atlantic City.
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