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  • Jersey Shore Dunes Top Christie’s To-Do List After Sandy

    Governor Chris Christie, saying Hurricane Sandy has framed his political future, said New Jersey won’t be ready to withstand another such beating until after storm-surge barriers are built along its Atlantic coastline.

  • Sandy Leaves House Floating in Bay Amid N.J. Devastation

    A house floats on Barnegat Bay in Mantoloking, propelled a mile from its foundation by superstorm Sandy. Across the waterway, which separates mainland New Jersey from two washed-out barrier islands, a yacht sits atop a motor boat in a pile of debris left by a raging tidal surge.

  • Christie Orders New Jersey’s Barrier Islands, Casinos Evacuated

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie declared a state of emergency today, as Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the U.S. East Coast and appeared headed to strike land near Delaware Bay.

  • New Jersey Digs Out From Sandy’s Deadly Devastation

    Governor Chris Christie, viewing devastation in northern New Jersey, declared that it was time to “return life back to normal” following superstorm Sandy’s destruction, which brought death to at least 12 in the state.

  • Utilities to Hamper Return to Barrier Island Homes

    Nov. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Ocean County, New Jersey, Administrator Carl Block talks about the likely timetable for residents of the county's barrier islands to return to their homes in the wake of Atlantic superstorm Sandy and the restoration of essential utilities to those structures. He talks with Bloomberg's Carolynn Fedor in Toms River. (Source: Bloomberg)

  • Sandy Tax Gut Fuels Christie Rebuild Amid Cuomo Buyouts

    Judy Aiello and her husband, Michael, settled 20 years ago at the New Jersey shore in a 1950s-era development with their backyard on a lagoon leading to Manahawkin Bay.

  • Obama Tours N.J. Storm Damage as Restoring Power Takes Priority

    President Barack Obama toured New Jersey’s hurricane damage with Governor Chris Christie by helicopter as rescuers searched for stranded residents, the death toll rose to eight and more than half of the state’s homes and businesses were without electricity.

  • Christie Says Those Stranded in Atlantic City on Own

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie faulted Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford for advising residents to stay put as Hurricane Sandy barreled in, leaving a large number stranded as water levels rise.

  • Christie Sees Most N.J. Polling Places With Power

    Nov. 5 (Bloomberg) -- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks about the state's recovery from Atlantic superstorm Sandy, Election Day preparations and voting options, and the outlook for residents to return to their homes on the state's barrier islands. He speaks at a news conference in Keansburg, New Jersey. (Excerpt. Source: Bloomberg)

  • Obama Tours N.J. Damage as Half of State Without Power

    President Barack Obama toured New Jersey’s hurricane damage with Governor Chris Christie by helicopter as rescuers searched for stranded residents, the death toll rose to eight and more than half of the state’s homes and businesses were without electricity.

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