Hurricane Sandy made landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey, at around 6:15 pm EST, and proceeded inland with howling, 90-mile-per-hour winds. The hurricane has already knocked out power for 1.2 million households in 10 states, and residents on the East Coast braced for a long night of more power outages and felled trees. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said emergency workers would no longer be able to reach those who refused to evacuate vulnerable zones. "For those people who ignored my warnings, this is what you have to deal with now," he said.
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