Chris Christie Is Concerned About Victims Falling Thru The Cracks [VIDEO/AUDIO]
Governor Christie is expressing concern that some New Jersey residents, who still don't have power from Superstorm Sandy, may be staying in homes that are dark and cold, with little if any food.
During an event with first responders in Port Monmouth, Christie said, "We're going to continue to take care of those people who are having trouble taking care of themselves, we're going to continue to find housing for people who need housing, temporary bases while they continue to get themselves back on their feet - we're going to continue to feed people who need to be fed and keep people warm who can't keep warm on their own. If you have any problems with any of those issues you just need to come to your local OEM, they're going to direct you as to where you can go and there are places where you can go to get that done."
His message to Jersey residents is "do not suffer in silence…I understand people don't want to leave their homes, but if it's 30 degrees out and you're freezing and you have no food there and you have no light there and no power - there are places that we can move you where you can be warm, taken care of and fed…If there are people in New Jersey, who are in that circumstance please, tell us- we'll do the best we can to protect your home- and your belongings - we'll put more national guard there if we need to - we'll do the things we need to do - but…I don't want people suffering in the cold, I don't want people not eating, I don't want people not having those basic amenities of life cause we can help provide them to you during this bridge period."
The Governor added, "There is no question that between the governmental agencies and the non- governmental organizations - the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and others, the disasters all over the state- that people can get that help - call 1-800-621-FEMA, register yourself if you haven't already - go to a disaster center in your County and talk to what assistance is available…There's lots of different ways to access this type of assistance, and I would urge people not to be sitting in cold and dark homes, by themselves."