84
      Monday
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      Tuesday
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      Wednesday
      93 / 74

      Superstorm Sandy slams into New Jersey coast

      Sandy made landfall at 8 p.m. near Atlantic City, which was already mostly under water and saw a piece of its world-famous Boardwalk washed away earlier in the day. (AP Photo/6abc Action News, Dann Cuellar)

      MOONACHIE, N.J. (AP) - Authorities have launched a rescue effort after a broken levee flooded a small northern New Jersey town early Tuesday.

      Moonachie Police Sgt. Tom Schmidt says the levee broke and left about 5 feet of water in the streets within 45 minutes.

      The police and fire departments are flooded.

      Officials are using boats to try to rescue about 800 people living in a trailer park.

      There are no reports of injuries or deaths.