"Probably 99.99 percent, if not 100 percent of the people that have ever come to Ocean City, have made it to the pier," said former Ocean City Mayor Jim Mathias.
Also in Maryland, a power outage at a water-treatment plant resulted in a sewage overflow of 2 million gallons per hour into the main stem of the Little Patuxent River. Because of the severity of the storm, officials said they could take no immediate action to mitigate the damage.
In Maine, Gov. Paul LePage ordered the Portland port to be closed because of the danger of gusts that topped 63 mph in the city.
Back in New Jersey, the storm rolled ashore with winds gusting at close to 90 mph in some spots. Barrier islands along the state's shoreline were subject to mandatory evacuations, but not everyone went.
That angered Gov. Chris Christie, who called people who chose to stay "stupid and selfish" and bashed Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford for allowing residents to stay in shelters in the city rather than forcing them onto the mainland.
Image: Sea water floods the Ground Zero construction site, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York. Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain.