As Hurricane Sandy churned through the Atlantic Ocean on Monday, the center of the storm made its expected turn toward the New Jersey coast. The National Hurricane Center said at 2 pm EST that the eye of the storm was 110 miles away from Atlantic City. With landfall still hours away, low-lying areas in the region could not be protected from flooding from fast-moving bands of rain and high winds that created a surge in many coastal places. States of emergency have been declared in several states across the Eastern Seaboard. Sandy is expected to make landfall somewhere between central New Jersey and southern Delaware on Monday night. People are being urged to remain indoors throughout the duration of the storm, with many main roads and mass transit systems remaining shut through Tuesday.
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