Nearly 500,000 Lose Power in NJ

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - OCTOBER 28:  Sand blows on the beach ahead of Hurricane Sandy on October 28, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Governor Chris Christie’s emergency declaration is shutting down the city’s casinos and 30,000 residents are being told to evacuate.   (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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    Nearly 500,000 residents of New Jersey had lost power by Monday evening as Hurricane Sandy inched closer to making landfall in the state. Gov. Chris Christie continued his brusque pronouncements on the storm, chiding Atlantic City's mayor for allowing residents to take shelter in public schools rather than evacuate. “For those elected officials who decided to ignore my admonition, this is now your responsibility,” Christie said at a press conference Monday afternoon.

    Shore already experiencing flooding.
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