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Sandy no longer a hurricane

Sandy no longer a hurricane People wade and paddle down a flooded street in Lindenhurst, N.Y.as the hurricane approaches. (AP)

Mon, October 29, 2012 - 6:45 PM

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Forecasters say Sandy is no longer a hurricane  but is still a dangerous system taking dead aim at New Jersey and Delaware.

The National Hurricane  Center said this evening that Sandy is a post-tropical storm and losing strength but still has sustained winds at 85 mph. The eye has almost made landfall.

The center says storm surge has reached heights of 12.4 feet at Kings Point, N.Y.

Gaining speed and power through the day, the storm knocked out electricity to more than 1.5 million people and figured to upend life for tens of millions more. It clobbered the boarded-up big cities of the Northeast corridor, from Washington and Baltimore to Philadelphia, New York and Boston, with stinging rain and gusts of more than 85 mph.

 

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