CAPE MAY COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) —  This weekend’s storm brought not only snow, but also coastal flooding and beach erosion for much of Cape May County.

Several shore towns experienced record flood levels.  In North Wildwood, as many as 150 people had to be rescued from their homes. For some, it was like reliving Hurricane Sandy.

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Governor Chris Christie, who’s campaigning for president in New Hampshire, was asked tonight why he didn’t stick around in the aftermath of the storm — and his response immediately made headlines.

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“There’s been one county that’s flooded in the state. One county, that was Cape May County. It’s the one county that flooded. So I don’t know where, from all over the state, since we have 21 counties where that’s happened,” Christie said. “Second, I don’t know exactly what you expect me to do. You want me to go down there with a mop?

Christie’s approval rating among New Jersey voters has plummeted since he began his presidential campaign.

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A recent Fairleigh Dickinson poll shows his approval ratings at 31%.