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And new reports -- breathtaking destruction on the New Jersey coast earlier today governor Chris Christie calling the devastation unthinkable.
Parts of -- historic seaside heights amusement park peers are now in the Atlantic Ocean.
The governor talking about the roller coaster saying it's now in the ocean and we saw pictures of that earlier we do not have those here but we saw still photography.
Showing the roller coaster literally in the middle of the ocean.
Now there are new reports today that the ride has been entirely swept away by the storm surge listen to the governor earlier.
-- appeared seaside park.
Is essentially half washed out.
-- -- the roller coaster or the log flume is now in the ocean.
These the second -- the more southerly peer.
Is also significantly damaged and and some of those -- -- -- in the ocean.
More than two million people remain without electricity in New Jersey.
And the first priority is obviously helping people still at risk.
Joining us now by phone -- New Jersey congressman Chris Smith who represents a lot of folks.
Living along the hard hit.
Jersey Shore congressman thank you very much for being here I know you're touring with the governor to see the devastation can you give us a feel for what you've seen and heard -- thus far.
Believing in -- that evident at last that Del Mar.
It has been devastated I was and -- present earlier today this.
There is everywhere.
-- people based -- first level.
Poster on the road and what about law and effort.
Opted to declared I lieutenant governor in that note.
Everything but I'm alive and antibody is keep persevering and and that's the -- -- being among the people of New Jersey.
Knock down this.
Part eight baby has been absolutely get the -- about thirty years they're starting like it but they're they're just -- -- We -- would come right back in May.
The pictures that we are looking at as you're talking are just deeply disturbing with -- with.
Houses completely -- -- this is Atlantic City and the this is new video that we're just getting in which is just.
Deeply disturbing can you give -- a feel for the devastation to Atlantic City in the surrounding area.
Well the electricity just about the my district but I -- -- is it is an underwater that you know.
He dedicated -- people -- get out because we -- this hurt it was going to surpass all previous record.
But I don't don't corporate president an add on and right up the post debate sure area.
The gas -- is -- true.
You're the law -- property the -- People's homes.
And now with the -- here you know just around the corner -- building effort has to be even more robust.
The people can be back in -- -- just about everybody I know but he my own home.
Is without power that is like it giving in New Jersey.
But you -- here you probably don't have power but again if you're anywhere near shore.
This is devastation it.
-- you mentioned the Jersey Shore and obviously it's not just -- coastal New Jersey but that's been the hardest hit -- and for the folks who are watching this in other parts of the country put out of your mind that the show Jersey Shore is majors -- -- is one of the most beautiful places in the country it's just absolutely.
Pristine -- the beaches are gorgeous and the people are lovely in the houses are modest and in and other places -- more opulent but but just.
Fantastic and it's a great beach community that a lot of us here in the northeast.
Grew up going to amended that appear at seaside heights you know I mean -- yours truly has memories as a thirteen year old girl and -- out on that roller coaster and having -- on the boardwalk and -- you know it's just to hear that the roller coaster the law a few -- are now.
In the ocean I mean.
Is this it can this be rebuilt.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- So it and it -- all day you know that I got and that they don't.
People are resilient they're not gonna let is that then -- the duty to provide did you know that the local help federal help -- -- Insurance act and look at candidate offered no.
-- -- -- -- The satellites are sort of a storm.
But the first responders saying I can't say enough about that they've been out all -- -- talked -- many -- -- The most weight making sure that people who might -- arms player arrested in out of arms way.
Is -- people always together in a unified -- It just it's best of America and certainly the best mr.
Yeah I mean that's the thing about these storms is that.
The government helps some but individuals helped a lot they stand there and you don't and we -- neighbors.
If you're looking right now I'm -- it away and give away.
And it down paralyzed and I -- -- when we're here but that's something we need to admonished people to stay away from any Caroline -- out in the on the ground that they can be hot.
It's a good point -- you know and I'm already -- -- -- -- the storm.
Exactly and watch out for running water -- will be quarter -- thing.
Bobby is it the way they calculate and we do have access is fully -- what -- our.
Congressman Chris Smith thank you so much for being with us and all the best to you and they donate.
In your in your jurisdiction -- and we apologize you know the phone the cell phone service is spotty without throughout the northeast here in the wake of the storm so we do weekend.
He was not -- understandable for that for most that conversation we appreciate you bearing with us on that is.
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