A Jersey shore town is celebrating a milestone as it rebuilds from Superstorm Sandy.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose own state was beset by a major storm last year and then by squabbling in Congress over disaster aid, said Wednesday that Oklahoma’s tornado victims deserve “swift and immediate” help, and federal lawmakers have said they are likely to get it.
Patrick Burns, president and CEO of the Fresh Grocer supermarkets, handed the mock check to Renee Cardwell Hughes, the Red Cross chapter CEO, during a brief ceremony inside the Fresh Grocer store in the 5600 block of Chestnut Street, in West Philadelphia.
Chris reviews the media fallout from his interview with CBS News Reporter Sharyl Attkisson, the aftermath of the tornado in Moore Oklahoma, and politicians manipulating tragedies to promote climate change. He also talks to Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine about the scandals coming out of Washington DC.
The destruction in Moore mirrors the damage in Ortley Beach after Sandy.
The poll by AAA shows that more than 400,000 vacationers in the eight-county Philadelphia region are ready to return to the Jersey shore this summer.
Christie says he’s determined to see the rebuilding work completed with the help of anyone willing to give.
For towns still recovering from Sandy, the surge in summer business isn’t all good news.
Chris continues investigating the political scandals involving the IRS, the Justice Department and the Benghazi terrorist attack. He also discusses Prince Harry and Chris Christie’s tour of the shore and Kermit Gosnell accepting a life sentence. He talks to Phillies Pitcher Kyle Kendrick, Congressman Jim Gerlach, former Senator Olympia Snowe, and Tom McGrath from Philadelphia Magazine.
The family met the Prince while he toured Mantoloking on Tuesday, snapping pictures along the way that made national news with their similar red hair.
Britain’s Prince Harry toured two New Jersey shore communities devastated six months ago by Superstorm Sandy, viewing some of the damage that remains but also walking on a rebuilt boardwalk and shaking hands with construction workers who have been racing to get the resort towns ready for the summer.
Workers are set to begin demolishing perhaps the most famous symbol of Superstorm Sandy’s devastation along New Jersey’s shoreline.
The ticking of the clock has been drowned out by the hammering of nails and the pounding of pile drivers in many Jersey shore towns racing to finish boardwalk rebuilding projects before Memorial Day weekend and the hoped-for onslaught of summer tourists.
You’ve heard the message often enough from towns down the shore in the months after Hurricane Sandy: They’ll be ready for tourists come Memorial Day.
The money will go for 234 projects that will repair and rebuild parks, refuges and other agency facilities damaged by the storm and help get them ready for the summer season.
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