New Jersey Governor Chris Christie visited Moonachie, New Jersey, yesterday to survey the damage, telling residents their "sense of safety was violated" by Sandy.
Governor Christie thanked first responders and emergency crews for their efforts during the storm and their continued hard work during the aftermath.
Governor Christie told the crowd, "People feel an enormous sense of loss, there's nothing more precious to people than their homes. Homes are where their families are, the memories and possessions of their lives, and there's also a sense of safety at home".
"That sense of safety was violated on Monday ... with people having to literally swim, climb, jump for their lives," he added.
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