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Christie Rips Atlantic City Mayor Over Evacuation Issues

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EWING, N.J. -

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had some strong words for Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford for sheltering people in the area and not evacuating.

During a Monday evening storm briefing, Christie told reporters the mayor gave Atlantic City residents "comfort for some reason to stay."

Sandy, which was downgraded to a post-tropical storm, made landfall around 8 p.m. Monday night in New Jersey.

Prior to making landfall, the storm caused significant flooding along the Boardwalk and city streets.

Video from FOX 29 crews showed cars stranded in several inches of water.

FOX 29 crews report the majority of Atlantic City roads were under water well before the storm made landfall.

"We now have a large number of people we can't quantify at this point that are in Atlantic City. At any juncture, there is no other way for us to go in an get them. They have to ride out the storm there until at least 7 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday) morning," Christie said.

You can watch a portion of Christie's storm briefing in the video above.

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