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Kim Sansil takes a picture of Gov Chris Christie

Kim Sansil takes a picture of Governor Chris Christie holding her son Shane Sansil, 4 months old, during the Republican's Friday, Sept. 2, visit to Point Pleasant publicizing that the Jersey Shore is open for Labor Day Weekend. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Gov. Chris Christie and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin visited Point Pleasant on Friday, Sept. 2, to promote the Jersey Shore, which is open for Labor Day Weekend.

The trip was prompted by concern that people would pass up the last weekend of summer for concern about the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.

At the same time, Christie urged all New Jerseyans in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic and Somerset counties  — which were declared as disaster areas — to inquire with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, even if they have insurance or aren’t sure if they eligible.

While the federal government has authorized some relief, the Governor asked President Obama to declare all 21 counties as disaster areas and expects additional counties to be declared eligible in the following days as damage assessments continue.


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