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It Rick Leventhal -- Mets won majors again we're rubilian erupted.
On and on what he saw it seeing in the post sandy NASA -- how does it -- -- -- -- This town one of many along the coast -- that was torn up.
And while the president and the governor were touring some of these areas a congressman Chris Smith was getting his own firsthand look at his congressional district.
If you've seen what we've seen.
It's really bad here the president says he's gonna trying to help the people who needed how about that -- how are you gonna help make that well.
We're still in a -- in motive trying to make sure that the people who have been displaced are protected.
And one of the biggest next steps will be interim housing.
You can't come back to these homes have been devastated some reading dangers there's still gas leaks yeah a lot of the houses were pushed off their foundations broke gas lines.
And the gas lines that you -- as that I are still you can smell it yeah so it is real dangers still lurking.
And it did did power lines that are down obviously still pose a significant threat.
So with you know much work has to be done in the next several days but then the the rebuilding has to occur what are they got me there and -- we're seeing bulldozers -- -- and voters behind you moving sand off with some of these -- We also so -- boats.
On a bridge -- -- here.
And we saw boats on train tracks that -- -- -- -- rightly apps they write every single sure community has boats where they ought not to be.
You know on on the road certainly on train tracks as you as you saw at Point Pleasant.
So much has to be done in terms of clean up the volunteers the -- of emergency management.
And the first responders have been absolutely.
Superb -- -- other real heroes.
You know the lawmakers from the president of the governor were -- doing.
Our -- but the real people on the ground are the mayor's and they are certainly the the the people who are for the first responders you've been a congressman for 34 years and you've represented these people for more than three decades.
And I can't imagine what's going through your mind what and what the kinds of things -- hearing from these people.
The -- your district is completely -- -- -- and said.
Yesterday and Del -- man came up and he says I've lost everything.
But I'm alive.
We had other people saying similar things there is that sense of who we welcome back we have to realize that winter's coming.
And you know the it's it's called that it's getting colder even now and as winter comes.
You know -- -- gonna see people who are truly displaced and we've got to find -- There for them right -- we appreciate you taking the time to be with us -- we've seen so much devastation and the work has not even begun yet as you can see they're trying to clear the roads to make way for -- can comment as start.
Is closing gas leaks and trying to get the power back -- to that some people may be soon can come back to their homes and try to figure out how much they've lost -- how to recover.
Yeah you know -- you got me thinking when talking about gas leaks and -- bulldozers coming in you know.
I'm not Johnny rocket here but I that could be and it's dangerous.
Situation what are they doing just to be on top of that.
Well they have roadblock set up and they won't let people back into these communities in many cases to even.
Survey the damages and see their homes because it's just not safe to come in here because of the ghastly because of the lines down because of the roads that are blocked.
It's it's just not safe to their urging people to stay away one other thing a lot of make note of here -- They went door to door to warn people to get out mandatory evacuations they made people sign waivers you decide to stay behind.
After the storm they went door to door to everyone who signed a waiver so people -- at home.
They're looking for those people so if you want to sign a waiver and you haven't got cut for the town got a -- -- -- you're okay.
-- thank you very very much.
So a lot of these communities trying to come back trading back today at the corner of lowlands and -- they're trying to get.
Business back put in the middle of all of there's some political debates keep in mind folks.
59 people are not coming back to their dead.
This is and it's.
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