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Hurricane Season Worries Christie [AUDIO]

There’s no rule that says the Garden State can’t get hit again this year by a storm like Sandy. Gov. Chris Christie expressed concern for the safety of New Jersey this hurricane season, but said there’s no use worrying over things that can’t be controlled.

Governor Chris Christie
Governor Chris Christie (Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen)

“Hopefully, there is karma in the universe,” said Christie during a press conference in Monmouth Beach. “I would hope that these storms that come up now will decide to go out to sea or hit somebody else, but not us.”

The Atlantic hurricane season started June 1 and ends November 30. Superstorm Sandy made landfall in New Jersey last October, and the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea drenched the state late last week.

“We’re not going to have everything done in terms of dune work in time for the height of the hurricane season,” Christie added.

He estimated that work on the dunes won’t be complete until the fall of next year.

Still, the governor said if a massive storm were to hit New Jersey again, officials would be better prepared to respond.

“We learned a lot last year,” he said.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted 13 to 20 named storms between now and the end of November, some of which can turn into powerful hurricanes.

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