Posted: Oct 31, 2012 4:13 PM
Updated: Oct 31, 2012 4:13 PM
Source: Associated Press
BRIGANTINE, N.J. - President Barack Obama is telling New Jersey residents devastated by a massive storm that "we're going to be here for the long haul."
Joined by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Obama inspected the devastation from superstorm Sandy, flying high over flooded neighborhoods and sand-strewn streets.
At a community center where people have taken shelter, Obama said one of his top priorities is getting power back on. Later he said at a news briefing that the hearts of all Americans go out to those families who have lost loved ones. He vowed those who have suffered losses will not be forgotten.
Christie said he and Obama have established "a great working relationship" to do the job they were elected to do.
Obama plans to return to the campaign trail tomorrow, with stops planned in Wisconsin, Nevada and Colorado.