Superstorm Sandy slammed into the New Jersey coast Monday evening. The storm made landfall near Atlantic City about 8 p.m. EST, with winds at 80 mph, according to the latest reports from CNN.
Sandy spawned high winds and torrential rains from North Carolina to Maine and knocked out power to nearly 3 million customers across across 11 states and the District of Columbia.
Sandy's expected storm surge could raise water levels to 11 feet above normal high tide, already the highest of the month because of a full moon. And forecasters said Sandy was likely to collide with a cold front and spawn a superstorm that could generate flash floods and snowstorms.
Twenty-nine people in the U.S. and one person in Canada are confirmed dead.
Mass transit shut down across the densely populated Northeast, landmarks stood empty and schools and government offices were closed. The National Grid, which provides power to millions of customers, said 60 million people could be affected before it's over. The storm had been blamed for more than 2.8 million outages across the Northeast.