A ferocious superstorm Sandy barrelled ashore this evening, crashing into New Jersey with high winds and a powerful surge of flood waters. With nearly 60 million people in its path, ABC News aired a special one-hour edition of ”World News with Diane Sawyer” to report on Hurricane Sandy as it made landfall near Atlantic City, NJ. With reporting from ABC News correspondents fanned up and down the East Coast, “World News” provided viewers with the whole picture of the storm and its impact.
WATCH: Super Storm Slams East Coast States - The ABC News Extreme Weather Team led by Weather Editor Sam Champion and Meteorologist Ginger Zee with the latest on the storm’s impact:
WATCH: New York City Endures Storm’s Wrath - Chris Cuomo reports the impact of the storm’s high winds.
WATCH: President Obama, Mitt Romney Deal With Hurricane Sandy - Jake Tapper has the latest developments from the campaign trail.
WATCH: Hurricane Sandy Sinks Replica Three-mast Ship - Matt Gutman follows amazing rescue of passengers stranded at sea.
WATCH: Hurricane Sandy Rescue Efforts: New York Scuba Crew on Standby – “World News” anchor Diane Sawyer talks to Terrance Sullivan about scuba response team.
WATCH: Hurricane Sandy Stops Travel: Airports Cancel Over 10,000 Flights - Jim Avila reports the storm’s effect on flights, train travel.
WATCH: New York City Families Brace for Hurricane Sandy’s Impact - Josh Elliott talks to people who are not evacuating their homes.
WATCH: 2012 Presidential Election: Hurricane Sandy Alters Campaign Plans - Jon Karl discusses President Obama, Mitt Romney’s reactions to the storm.
**”World News” will also air a special live West Coast edition. These reports will be updated accordingly.
“ABC World News with Diane Sawyer” airs at 6:30 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network. Michael Corn is the executive producer of the broadcast. Follow Diane Sawyer and the “World News” team online: @DianeSawyer;@ABCWorldNews; facebook.com/DianeSawyer; facebook.com/WorldNews.