Per order of Atlantic County Emergency Coordinator Vince Jones, all first responders are to cease operations as of 4PM.

Atlantic City (Mario Tama, Getty Images)

1st Responders are to seek shelter and hunker down and wait out the landfall of Tropical Cyclone Sandy.

After first light 1st Responders will make the determination if it is safe to begin search & rescue and damage assessment.

Source: Atlantic County Office of Emergency Management