SEA BRIGHT, N.J. -- President Obama and Gov. Chris Christie, opponents in electoral politics but united in dealing with the devastating aftermath of super storm Sandy, toured parts of southern New Jersey on Wednesday, seeing flooded streets, flattened houses and busted piers.
Obama’s visit came as New Jersey remained in emergency mode fighting for recovery on two fronts. In the north, National Guard troops brought supplies to Hoboken where as many as 20,000 people remained stranded because of flood waters. In the south, the storm has severely damaged the beaches and barrier islands, the heart of the state’s critical tourism industry.