President Barack Obama landed in New Jersey to survey the extensive damage caused to the entire state by Hurricane Sandy. It’s estimated that 60 percent of New Jersey is without power.
As this is written, the National Guard is in Hoboken, New Jersey, where there are 20,000 people trapped in their homes. There’s still a flood of standing water, and the water that’s there is contaminated with oil and sewage.
Overall, there are an estimated 5 million people without power. But that written, there are many places, mostly in New York State, and parts of Manhattan, that do have power.
Just watching videos like this will put it all in perspective:
President Obama is traveling with Gov. Christy now. Earlier in the week, Gov. Christy was on on the notoriously right wing Fox & Friends where he told them he didn’t give a damn about Presidential politics or Romney visiting him:
And here, President Obama got the thumbs up from Gov. Christy: