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October 27, 2012
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A vehicle drives along the beach as waves generated by Hurricane Sandy crash ashore in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Hurricane Sandy, upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm, was barreling north from the Caribbean and was expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast, then hit two winter weather systems as it moves inland, creating a hybrid monster storm.

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Huge waves crash as onlookers peer from Jeanette’s Pier in Nags Head, N.C., as Hurricane Sandy churns up the east coast Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Hurricane Sandy, upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm, was barreling north from the Caribbean and was expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast, then hit two winter weather systems as it moves inland, creating a hybrid monster storm.

Gerry Broome photo

Beachgoers walk in the wind and rain as waves generated by Hurricane Sandy crash into Jeanette’s Pier in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 as the storm churns up the east coast. Hurricane Sandy, upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm, was barreling north from the Caribbean and was expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast, then hit two winter weather systems as it moves inland, creating a hybrid monster storm.

Gerry Broome photo

Vehicles drive across Roanoke Sound leaving Hatteras Island in Nags Head, N.C., as as Hurricane Sandy churns up the east coast Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. Hurricane Sandy, upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm, was barreling north from the Caribbean and was expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast, then hit two winter weather systems as it moves inland, creating a hybrid monster storm.

Gerry Broome photo

Large waves generated by Hurricane Sandy crash into Jeanette’s Pier in Nags Head, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 as the storm moves up the east coast. Hurricane Sandy, upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm, was barreling north from the Caribbean and was expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast, then hit two winter weather systems as it moves inland, creating a hybrid monster storm.

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Bally’s employee Ed Goodwin of Millville measures plywood as crews board doors and windows at Bally’s Atlantic City along the boardwalk, Saturday Oct. 27 2012 in Atlantic City, N.J.. With Hurricane Sandy taking aim at New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie ordered Atlantic City’s 12 casinos to shut down at 4 p.m. Sunday as part of his statewide emergency declaration.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at Anglesea Fire House in North Wildwood N.J. about preparing for the storm, Saturday Oct. 27 2012. With Hurricane Sandy taking aim at New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie ordered Atlantic City’s 12 casinos to shut down at 4 p.m. Sunday as part of his statewide emergency declaration.

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Waves pound Carolina Beach pier in Carolina Beach, N.C., Saturday, Oct 27, 2012 as Hurricane Sandy churns in the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricane Sandy, upgraded again Saturday just hours after forecasters said it had weakened to a tropical storm, was barreling north from the Caribbean and was expected to make landfall early Tuesday near the Delaware coast, then hit two winter weather systems as it moves inland, creating a hybrid monster storm.

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Surf store workers Fletcher Birch, left, and Jay Kleman board up the windows of the store in Ocean City, Md. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 as Hurricane Sandy approaches the Atlantic coast.

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A marina worker rinses off a fishing boat pulled out from the Indian River at the Indian River Marina in Delaware, Md. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 as Hurricane Sandy approaches the Atlantic coast.

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Dwayne Wallace, left, and Brian Rogers board up an AT&T store in Rehoboth Beach, Del. on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 as Hurricane Sandy approaches the east coat.

Ben Fogletto photo

Bally’s crews board doors and windows at Bally’s Atlantic City along the boardwalk, Saturday Oct. 27 2012 in Atlantic City, N.J.. With Hurricane Sandy taking aim at New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie ordered Atlantic City’s 12 casinos to shut down at 4 p.m. Sunday as part of his statewide emergency declaration.