Search-and-rescue efforts launched in N.J.

    Authorities are rescuing residents of a small New Jersey town after a levee broke while search-and-rescue missions are under way in flooded Atlantic City.

    Moonachie Police Sgt. Tom Schmidt says the town is under about 5 feet of water.Many residents in a trailer park are standing on the roofs of their trailers awaiting rescue.

    Meanwhile, rescue crews are going the flooded streets of Atlantic City.

    Speaking on NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday, Gov. Chris Christie said he thinks the losses statewide are going to be almost incalculable.

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    National Weather Service meteorologist Patrick O’Hara says the storm surge, while higher than normal, is easing because of southerly winds.

    More than 2.3 million homes and businesses are without electricity.

    Jersey City has closed the city to vehicles because traffic lights are out.

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