SAYREVILLE — Gov. Chris Christie visited Sayreville Wednesday before meeting President Barack Obama for an aerial tour of parts of the Jersey Shore that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
“I want him to understand its not just the Jersey Shore that’s been devastated,” Christie said. “I wanted to be some of his eyes and ears for this.”
The governor tried to console residents, some of whom had lost homes because of the storm. “Hang in there,” he said according to pool reports. “This is going to be a bit of a haul.”
Jersey Central Power & Light reports that 16,338 Sayreville customers remain without electricity. Almost 200 residents had to be rescued from flooding, and more than 100 were still in emergency shelters when the governor visited.