Nightly News | October 29, 2012
>> to chris kado, and chris we just learned this is in the process of making landfall on the map, just a spec south of your location. but i know you have a lot of water in atlantic city .
>> reporter: yeah, just a few miles south here, sandy is coming to she. but in atlantic city itself, we're still getting hammered here, you can see i'm on the world famous boardwalk. the lights are still on, on the boardwalk and the casinos, although for only the fourth time in history the casinos are closed, losing 5 million a day, however, it is the potential of the loss of lives that people are worried about. there was a mandatory evacuation for the boardwalk, i should say put on sunday. most people heeded the warning, however, we're told by emergency management , however, about 400 people on the bay side of the area, remained in their homes trying to ride out the storm. we'll walk over here and show you what the city is dealing with. the streets are under several feet of water in many places, this is the access road we used to get up on the boardwalk. and 400 people, we're told, stayed in their homes and did not evacuate. and rescue personnel have not been able to get to all of those people, we do not know how many they were able to rescue, but they pulled back the personnel as the situation became dangerous. so several hundred people trying to ride out the storms inside their homes. and we're told there is flooding in that area of the city. so certainly a situation that will be monitored tonight and throughout the morning. the governor said they will try to get somebody in to check on those people trapped in their homes. it looks like we're trapped on the boardwalk tonight as this water is not going anywhere any time soon.
>> all right, chris kado, reporting for us from atlantic city ,