Skip to comments.Sandy caused $37 billion in damage in NJ: Christie
Posted on 11/29/2012 7:12:19 AM PST by Stingray51
TRENTON, NJ Gov. Chris Christie says Superstorm Sandy caused $36.8 billion in damage in New Jersey.
Christie is requesting that amount, which is greater than his state's entire budget, from the federal government.
Christie says more than 30,000 homes or businesses were destroyed or sustained substantial damage from last month's storm.
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You see, Sandy is credited with giving Obama a last minute boost in the last election. The loss for the nation will be in the $trillions.
feeding at the public trough
Christie can just go to his new BFF, who will give him our tax dollars for “rebuilding.”
Yeah, I'm sure Obama is going to get right on that. /s
Christie: Your election-eve behavior in exploiting Sandy to suck up to The Skinny Dictator did damage to America that can't yet be calculated. One place or the other, you'll pay.
Hey Christie, let your *&#@&*+ unions repair things.
Before they shove themselves up their smelly Obamas.
As for you, you RINO, please precede the unions in that smelly Obama trip into darkness.
And now we see what the Fat Slob was up to pre-election. He is just another phony RINO feeding at the trough in many different ways. The worst type of hypocrite.
Looks like this is where the rubber meets the road, Mr. Christie.
Was the short term benefit your dog and pony show to make 0 look good after Sandy worth it?
Of course he can "request" it -- but I doubt Obama has much left in his "stash" after paying for food stamps and Obamaphones and stuff.
Christie isn't going to get anything near that amount, and he knows it!
BTW I believe the Federal Flood Insurance program only covers up to a maximum of $250k + $100k contents for a home or $500k for a business. Since the bad damage was mostly due to storm surge flooding, a lot of homeowners and businesses have big uninsured losses after Sandy. The FEMA low-interest loans probably aren't such a bad deal if someone was planning on a teardown anyway -- otherwise, not. And most weren't.
The White Hut says they’ll get back to you, Guv.
Unprepared Government and Graffe
CC did himself more damage than he knows by recklessly prostituting himself to the ‘O’ big spending agenda!
It cost him and the rest of US plenty... that is what a lot of people will remember when they are asked to ‘help out’!
Tell me exactly what obama did in NJ that Bush did NOT do in NO? Oh yeah, I remember Bush did NOT have the MSM in his pocket.
You forget the kickbacks to the three major organized crime syndicates: the mob, the unions, and the democrats.
The media sound when Bush was in orifice during Katrina was deafening.
The media sound while nobama is in orifice deafening by it’s silence.
It is ridiculous.
raise taxes to pay for it all
I can’t even try to imagine what my homeowners insurance premium is going to be next year.
Nothing near the damage this fat ass caused to the whole country by sucking up to the Jug-eared Dictator!
of course it did...
and the ‘cleanup’ will last well into january...
all union labor paid by the state/federal govt, of course
and yes, YOU are paying for this even if you live in new mexico, texas or florida. because the money the state doesn’t have... comes from the fed.. which comes from YOU
You can check on Trulia or search for towns such as Bayhead, Beach Haven, Point Pleasant Beach, Margate, etc., for just the home values. The infrastructure in some of these areas looked war-torn. The police station in Bayhead, completely gone. The fire department in another town, completely gone. Not to mention the coastline itself. The fishing industry, marinas, etc.
Say what you want about Christie, say what you want about NJ, but the fact remains that the destruction of this area from this storm was/is a nightmare. I can't imagine what the cost will be to rebuild coastline to protect the inland from future storms will be.
Using your formula, sadly, I imagine the cost to be even higher than currently estimated.
Well there goes that One Billion Dollar spending cut by Reid.
Just why rebuild on shoreline where you can be guaranteed another storm will flood/destroy it again? Shouldn’t those who choose to live in such areas have some personal responsibility? No...not in nobamaworld. Happy times are here again.
Check out: Blue Acres...
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/11/hurricane_sandys_destruction_a.html An analysis of aerial imagery by the Federal Emergency Management Agency shows more than 500 buildings were destroyed outright, reduced to piles of debris, caved in or sliced into chunks.
An additional 5,000 structures suffered major damage from flooding or high winds, and some 24,000 were seen with minor damage. Floodwaters settled in tens of thousands of others, according to the federal agencys preliminary damage assessments.
The same type of storm could happen again, but it is considered unlikely. There is 121 miles of the "Jersey shore." The surge was so high, the ocean met the bay up and down the coast. In addition, in North Jersey (much more densely populated) there were people that did not have flood insurance.
When these type of disasters occur in other parts of the country, everyone has and will pay. We will all pay either through taxes or insurance rates. Regardless of who or how likeable the governor is. My only hope is that they will use the money properly and rebuild wisely. This is not only a natural disaster to the area, but an economic one as well.
I will agree with you that the total estimated damages should not be covered by FEMA. People were paying insurance fees, as well. In any case, there are people that feel fortunate just to be alive. Hopefully, that will carry them through as their lives will never be the same.
Don’t worry, Governor - we’ll just print more money.
Don’t worry gov. you’ve got the Communist Messiah on your side. Give him another hug or two and everything will be aok.