Senator Joe Kyrillos continued to survey the damage and devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy today to better understand the challenges the state will be confronting in the upcoming weeks and months.
In Bergen County, Kyrillos and met with county Police officials to ascertain the damages sustained by the county.
“As I continue to travel the state and assess the damages left in the wake of the storm, I offer my support and solace to the families that have lost so much,” said Senator Joe Kyrillos. “The damage is staggering not just along the shoreline, but inland near rivers and other bodies of water as well.”
The Senator also visited families being sheltered at the Bergen County Community College in Paramus, offering his support and sympathies to those who have been displaced from their homes because of the storm.
While touring the facility, Senator Kyrillos met with local Red Cross emergency volunteers, law enforcement and Bergen County Community College President, Dr. Kay Walter. The group briefed the Senator on their joint efforts to provide shelter and food for residents who have been displaced from their homes by the storm.
“Perhaps the greatest toll taken by this storm is the emotional one being endured by the victims,” he said. “The anguish and exhaustion in peoples’ eyes is just heart wrenching.”
Heading South, Senator Kyrillos surveyed the damages with local residents in Point Pleasant, Ocean County.
“This has been a truly devastating event in the lives of so many New Jerseyans. Working together at all levels of government, we will rebuild our state stronger and more resilient than ever.”