BY ASHLEY MANZ
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
JERSEYANS STORMING BACK FROM THE STORM IN FINE STYLE
Atlantic City is known to many as the East Coast playground. Lavish casinos, beautiful boardwalks and amusements make this beach town a Shore favorite. From a tourism perspective, Atlantic City has spent millions in advertising campaigns to draw visitors throughout the year, especially during the summer season. In addition to its famous beaches, for decades the gaming industry has long been the driver of Atlantic City's economy.
Most think of Atlantic City as a fun place, but this was not the case last October when Hurricane Sandy hit the area. Thousands of residents were ordered to evacuate and the military bombarded the area. The national media spotlighted Atlantic City and dozens of reporters were on the coast reporting minute by minute updates on the storm.