Hurricane Sandy Aims at Jersey Shore

Millions evacuated, preparing for worst


Hurricane Sandy threatened to make a direct hit on the Jersey Shore near Atlantic City late Monday in what a meteorologist called a "once-in-50-years" storm that would disrupt the lives of millions of East Coast residents between Delaware and Long Island.

Already Sunday, the advancing storm had forced the evacuation of Shore towns, grounded hundreds of flights at Philadelphia International Airport, promoted SEPTA to suspend mass transit, and prompted school officials across the region to cancel classes. Governors in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware all declared states of emergency.