New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had some strong words for Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford for sheltering people in the area and not evacuating.
During a Monday evening storm briefing, Christie told reporters the mayor gave Atlantic City residents "comfort for some reason to stay."
Sandy, which was downgraded to a post-tropical storm, made landfall around 8 p.m. Monday night in New Jersey.
Prior to making landfall, the storm caused significant flooding along the Boardwalk and city streets.
Video from FOX 29 crews showed cars stranded in several inches of water.
FOX 29 crews report the majority of Atlantic City roads were under water well before the storm made landfall.
"We now have a large number of people we can't quantify at this point that are in Atlantic City. At any juncture, there is no other way for us to go in an get them. They have to ride out the storm there until at least 7 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) morning," Christie said.
You can watch a portion of Christie's storm briefing in the video above.
We stay unsettled through the first half of Saturday. Cooler air moves in late weekend with a nice stretch of weather beginning Sunday.
There may be some showers around tonight as we stay mostly cloudy and humid. Clouds hang on Saturday with some early rain but it'll turn much cooler and less humid throughout the day. High temperatures will only be in the low to mid 70s.
The sun returns for the second half of the weekend with a breezy and nice Sunday. Temperatures slowly warm next week as we enjoy days of sunshine and pleasant late summer weather.
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