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VIDEO: Tropical Storm Sandy Makes Landfall; Georgia Students, Utility Workers Affected

A look at some online news reports of the massive storm's effects.

Tropical Storm Sandy, which has forced massive disruptions in Atlanta as well as the northeastern United States, made landfall on Monday evening (October 29) in Atlantic City, N.J., according to media reports.

The strongest storm to menace the Northeast in years caused flooding in New York's Ground Zero and the city's Financial District. (See attached video, raw from the Associated Press.)

Sandy, now downgraded to tropical storm status, also had effects in Georgia. A roundup of Sandy's fallout:

  • Utility crews from Georgia and South Carolina have been dispatched to the Northeast to provide relief to people without power, according to WTOC in Savannah;
  • A high school mock trial team from Jonesboro High in the Atlanta area was stranded in New York, according to wsbtv.com;
  • A High Wind Warning is in effect for metro Atlanta and North Georgia until Tuesday evening.
  • Hundreds of customers in metro Atlanta are without power early Tuesday as a result of high winds, according to Georgia Power's Twitter feed.

-- Has Tropical Storm Sandy affected your travel plans? Do you have family or friends that have been affected? Tell us in the comments below.

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