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Jersey Attitude: A Hero in the Post-Sandy Era? [AUDIO]

If the people of New Jersey aren’t excited about getting the state back to normal, will the work ever be complete? Governor Chris Christie said he is impressed by the enthusiasm of Jersey workers and residents at the shore, an area he visits regularly for press events and status updates following the October 29 superstorm.

Governor Chris Christie
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“One of the things that’s been most gratifying in the last couple of weeks is coming to places like Bradley Beach and seeing the enthusiasm of the workers who feel like they’re doing something that matters,” the Governor said. “That matters not only for today and tomorrow, but for future generations of people.”

He also credited shore residents who know there is a long haul ahead before a real sense of normalcy returns. Christie noted, though, Sandy debris has been cleared from nearly half the towns that were impacted. The state has begun the process of cleaning debris in the waterways.

“Remember – over 1,400 vessels were sunken or abandoned in our state’s waterways during Sandy,” explained Christie. “In Mantoloking alone, 58 buildings were washed into Barnegat Bay.”

Christie said as that work continues, the state’s waterways will become more navigable and possibly provide some type of boating season this summer.

The vibrant Governor has latched on to the “Jersey attitude” and enthusiasm as well. Christie admitted there is no other issue he’ll be focused on more than the Sandy rebuild, and anyone who attempts to get in his way will “fail miserably.”

“The fact of the matter is there’s nothing more important to the future of New Jersey than to rebuild the Jersey shore and get ourselves back to normal,” Christie said.

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