Although New York City and state seem to be getting the most attention, the storm hit New Jersey hardest. Power outages number 2.3 million.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said at a press conference that the damage to his state from Hurricane Sandy is “beyond anything I ever thought I’d see.” He says all of the major rail lines in the state are damaged and that a number of water supply issues are arising throughout the state.
In comparison to Hurricane Irene, he said it took 8 days to restore power to affected areas, for this he expects it to take longer. The most affected area is along the Jersey Shore stretching down to the Cape May area. “The level of devastation at Jersey Shore is unthinkable.” ...Time
We all have favorite and unfavorite states. NJ often appears on people's "unfavorite" list. Not on mine. "My" NJ county was probably the worst hit. More details here.
I love that state, if not its current governor. Nonetheless, Christie gave credit where credit is due, even though he's a Romney "surrogate." He had very good words for the President.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has been giving interviews — where he praised President Obama for his assistance, calling his help “outstanding.” ...Time