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Resident Kim Johnson inspects the area around her apartment building (L) which flooded and destroyed large sections of an old boardwalk on October 30, 2012 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Johnson fled the area when the water began to rise yesterday. The storm has claimed at least 16 lives in the United States, and has caused massive flooding accross much of the Atlantic seaboard. US President Barack Obama has declared the situation a 'major disaster' for large areas of the US East Coast including New York City.
Across the Hudson River from New York City, New Jersey was pounded by the storm. A levee broke in northern New Jersey, submerging the entire town of Moonachie, with more than 1,000 people being evacuated as of this morning.
And last night, Atlantic City was cut off from the mainland by the rising tide of water. Throughout the state, millions of home are still without power and at least three people have been killed.
For an on-the-ground look at the devastation, we're joined by Bob Hennelly, reporter for New York Public Radio and New Jersey Public Radio.