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.
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.
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)
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)
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.