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Join us on the phone out the united states Coast Guard lieutenant commander Eric -- He recently toured the damaged.
All up and down the Jersey Shore and joins us from his Coast Guard air station in Atlantic City where the president -- today sir how you do and -- -- I don't know how you could be great I know how thankful didn't New Jersey -- are for you guys and I just wonder what you're seeing out there today.
I'll wish him a lot of destruction along the coast -- -- we flew about a city looking at the casino -- there and all the infrastructure there.
Up into New York City.
Around JFK LaGuardia to East River and -- -- and got a good snapshot of the entire area there we had -- From the county responders down here in Atlantic City.
-- -- -- politicians are flying around later on today up in the new security in New York area so they can get a damage assessment and get a good look at what.
-- -- -- -- What what what's your thinking on big picture here.
Just cannot stand and destruction and debris and some of these coastal towns it's gonna take a week to get them back on their feet again quite a bit of damage.
I figured that people have a hard time getting around that if -- it just seems almost impossible that they'd be able to get power to some of those places because it you just can't get there.
Yet there's there's carrier -- to have the bridges that lead in the town totally shut down -- but it getting people out there to begin work.
Won't start for a period a time.
You you guys and the Coast Guard you're you're used to seeing damage and in places all over the country I just I just wondered what your take away from this was it did did you ever imagine it.
Anything like this was possible here.
Not relatively you're living in Florida but they'll -- but the behind south Jersey ebitda.
After back to back years of having a hurricane it's -- -- hit title name.
It has some this is the third one and a hundred years and we're looking at some of your pictures I've heard so many people -- describe -- -- needs to become strike really -- to call it looking like a war zone but that's what it looks like.
What what's your plan in the next days I'm guessing people are gonna need some breaks and they're gonna have a hard time getting them.
What we're doing is getting most of the other county that the local and state -- federal personnel.
Allen about it's he would have to happen first right now sparked the Coast Guard goes we're doing back toward racial operations.
They complexities -- -- -- response there.
And with the floodwaters receding it's most -- -- got a -- parties that are taking the people away and affecting them from -- but don't.
Well I I know how thankful everyone is I remember like it was yesterday in New Orleans that.
The one thing that worked and worked almost perfectly with the Coast Guard rescues that save thousands of lives and now it's happened all up and down the Jersey Shore just can't thank you enough.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Lieutenant commander -- -- from the united states Coast Guard god bless well.
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