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The governor of New Jersey Chris Christie joins us like -- governor.
Good morning we just saw the pictures you've got a lot of clean enough to do -- New Jersey.
Who listen this has been a devastating storm.
As -- -- -- -- would be your New Jersey mean New Jersey probably took you the next course and any other state if you made landfall here.
In New Jersey and our Jersey Shore is devastated.
We have almost no power in the city of Newark.
Because the tidal surge -- the rare and in -- days.
That took out five different electrical sub stations -- -- four million households in New Jersey without any power today.
We a -- that was overwhelmed didn't -- were doing urban search and rescue for hundreds of people.
In that town that's been flooded urban search and rescue -- like several New Jersey Middlesex County.
Because the title search the rare today this is really something.
Governor he is -- -- you very concerned about high tide today do you believe the worst is over.
I believe the worst is over we're keeping an I -- high tide today but we do believe the worst is over and I'm hoping to be able to get up into the helicopters this afternoon.
To tour the Jersey Shore that up in the northern part of the state.
To see for myself exactly what we're dealing with right now we're still deal with thirty to fifty mile an hour winds and -- -- -- allow me to go up and helicopters in this morning.
What can you tell us about Atlantic City governor because I know that that was along with Cape May sort of the heart of where this storm.
Came in and you had said look and I'm warning everybody there to get out the mayor there had sort of a different message.
Yeah listen my job as governor.
First and foremost is to protect the health and safety of the people of the state.
And that's why I ordered the evacuation of the barrier islands including Atlantic City well ahead of the arrival of the storm.
I'm disappointed that that order wasn't completely complied with.
And I have great sympathy -- for the folks who are still trapped in Atlantic City where the midst of doing urban search and rescue on them right now.
We've rescued a number of folks already this morning you'll continue to -- all day today.
Over the last couple months you have appeared throughout the country governor.
On behalf of Mitt Romney.
I'm talking him up for present United States I know he and the president off the campaign trail today although we hear that perhaps he's committed.
Romney may do some storm related.
Events is there a possibility that governor Romney may go to New Jersey to tour some of the damage -- you.
I have no idea nor my least -- concerned or interest that.
-- I've got a job to do your New Jersey that's much bigger presidential politics.
And I could care less about any of that stuff I have a job to -- under 2.4 million people out of power.
I've got devastation on the shore got floods in the northern part of my state if you think right now I give a -- about presidential politics and you don't know me.
Governor I've got to ask you to do you have enough firefighters and rescue people -- asking for help from other states at this point if people watching from a state that's not affected.
Can they think is your place for them to go if they have the skills you need.
We we are getting a lot of help a Governor Davis from Indiana set the such point two fully staffed.
Ambulances to help us move folks out of hospitals that need to be evacuated -- governor -- enough Governor Walker provided assistance to us as well.
On -- if you're someone who wants -- volunteer to help.
We have aligned -- up for that it's call it's -- 1800.
That's 1800 Jersey seven if you are volunteer to help we could certainly use your help just call that hotline where people -- coordinate that.
Governor what can you tell it that you touched -- and a moment ago about how awful long Hackensack river up around and hockey in Carlsbad.
It looks like there was a Levy break or something like that.
And affecting up to a thousand people it impacted a mobile home park up people were -- -- on the tops of their mobile homes way to be rescued what else can you tell us about what happened over.
Well there's no living there -- -- it's insisted that natural berm had been held back.
Warner for maggots that were what happened was because the title search into the bay up in the northern part of the state.
That -- that that's surge.
Cause that the surge of water for the Hackensack river which caused -- to overcome that natural -- and that's what caused the flooding and -- you little -- -- Also I understand we are in the midst of urban search and rescue -- -- -- right now.
You already save you started last night we're continuing -- them for received hundreds of people.
And -- sheltered -- other places safe places a burden county so we're in the bit to do that where will get it done it will save those folks and we hope you have no loss of life.
-- because we heard that there are a lot of folks in that area who were literally on top of their mobile homes waiting for people to.
Common and -- them out because it just came in so fast.
Yes it did it was totally unexpected and -- -- from that title surged up the coast.
It's -- Newark bay in raritan bay and it caused a great deal.
Of of Warner to be thrown into the system unexpectedly quickly.
But all those people who were atop the mobile homes -- second for their homes and binoculars very the year have been rescued -- in the process of being rescued now.
Are we ever urban search and rescue teams there and they're moving as quickly as they can -- -- they can.
That's really good news we understand the president has declared new York -- New Jersey disaster areas already how does that help you.
Helps us tremendously I spoke to president three times yesterday.
He called me for the last time at midnight last night asking what he can do I -- if you could expedite this in the new -- a major disaster.
Area that that would help us to get federal money and resources in here as quickly as possible.
To help clean up damage here.
It was it prison was -- -- he city would get it done.
Actually -- might have a call from FEMA.
The answer couple final questions -- that he signed the declaration this morning.
-- -- -- the president great credit he's -- -- three times.
In the last 24 hours he's been very attentive and anything that -- best work he's gotten to be so I thank the president publicly for that he's done.
As far as I'm concerned.
A great job for New Jersey -- with so many people hurt and that's exactly what won it we want to hear.
Our Governor Christie we -- you get your hands full today thank you very much for spend six minutes with us this morning on FOX & Friends.
Listen affect you guys appreciate hopefully be able see in person soon under better circumstances -- get the bridges and tunnels open again thanks governor.
You got it.
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