ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.
(AP) — Thousands of Atlantic City residents have fled their homes and
the city's casinos have been shuttered due to approaching superstorm
that's expected to wreak havoc on the area.
The evacuations were ordered by Gov. Chris Christie when he issued a state of emergency declaration on Saturday.
lined up Sunday at the Atlantic City Convention Center to board buses
to shelters on the mainland. It was the same spot from which 9,000
people were sent off the island in August 2011 as Irene approached.
say the busing will continue until winds reach tropical storm strength.
After that, anyone who couldn't get on a bus may be forced to stay in
"last resort" shelters that are being set up at city schools.