N.J. damage ’unfathomable,’ governor says

 Wednesday, October 31, 2012

 USA Today

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got his first good look Tuesday at the destruction Hurricane Sandy caused in his state and labeled it "unthinkable." Christie was reacting to images taken from a New Jersey State Police helicopter that surveyed some of the devastation over several shore towns — Lavallette and Seaside Heights to name a couple. "The idea ... that you see homes in the middle of Route 35 southbound and northbound is just unfathomable," Christie told reporters. The Garden State took on the brunt of Hurricane Sandy, a storm that made landfill Monday and continues to generate rain and high winds as it slowly churns toward Canada.