Officials in Atlantic City scrambled this morning to fully assess the extensive damage caused by Sandy, which launched a direct hit there last night, submerging most of the city in water.
But they let out a collective sigh of relief: No deaths had been reported as feared when thousands were trapped in the city.
And other Shore towns found less damage than thought.
Authorities in Atlantic City were going door to door throughout the city early this morning. Some streets were still impassable. And parts of the boardwalk were torn away in the north end.