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Christie: I understand Sandy victims’ frustration

Local News | Feb 05, 2014

Christie: I understand Sandy victims’ frustration

KEANSBURG, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says he understands the frustration of Superstorm Sandy victims who still have not gotten their homes or their lives back together 15 months after the storm.

The governor met with a few storm-impacted residents Tuesday during a visit to a firehouse in Keansburg, a blue-collar Raritan Bay community hard hit by the October 2012 storm.

Irene Neikam told Christie the process of getting aid to rebuild her home has been frustrating. Keansburg Deputy Mayor James Cocuzza used the same word to describe his experience.

Christie was in Keansburg to talk about the state’s plans to spend the next $1.46 billion in federal storm aid it is getting.

He’ll use roughly half the money for housing programs. Infrastructure protection is also a big priority.