Hurricane Sandy Makes Landfall
It's 7 p.m. in New York City, and Hurricane Sandy is making landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey, about 120 miles away.
Hurricane Sandy made landfall as a Category 1 storm. Sandy produced winds of 90 mph with gusts of up to 115 mph. It's a mammoth storm that threatens 50 million people in the North East corridor.
The National Hurricane Center said that the hurricane-force winds extend up to 175 miles from the storm's center, with tropical storm-force winds extended outward up to 500 miles.
The areas expected to feel the full force of the storm — including high winds and record flooding — include coastal New Jersey, Long Island, New York, and Lower Manhattan in New York City. More than a million people up and down the east coast are without power.
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Photo: The New York City skyline and Hudson River are seen from Hoboken, New Jersey, as Hurricane Sandy approaches on Monday, October 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)