Senator Joe Kyrillos met with several Bayshore town officials today to survey the storm damage left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
“Hurricane Sandy was an historic storm that has resulted in massive destruction along the Jersey shore. This disaster can only be described as painful for all those who were impacted by the powerful winds and flooding,” said Senator Kyrillos.
“While some only experienced the inconvenience of power disruption, others have lost everything in this storm. My heart goes out to all those who now find themselves needing to rebuild their lives, and especially to those who have lost loved ones.”
In order to see first hand the devastation facing his constituents, Kyrillos met with various local officials in the region including Mayor Hoff and Police Chief O’Hare in Keansburg, and Mayor Paul Smith of Union Beach. He was also able to survey damage in the hard hit borough of Sea Bright.
“I will continue to work with the local officials and emergency management teams to make sure everyone is safe and getting the help they need.”
Police crews from other parts of the state, like Camden County and Mercer County, have also been mobilized to the shore areas to aid in the relief efforts.
Kyrillos was also able to speak with Mayor Ekdahl of Rumson, Mayor Kennedy O’Brien of Sayreville, and law enforcement officials in Highlands. He then traveled to Hazlet where he spoke with emergency responders and visited families sheltering at Holy Family School.
The Senator urged patience and above all, safety, from his constituents and all New Jersey residents.
“We are a state of hardworking and resilient people, and working together we will rebuild and repair,” he said. “There will be no quick fixes; recovery will take a concerted effort from state and local officials during the coming weeks, months, and possibly years to rebuild what was lost. I have every confidence in Governor Christie’s ongoing management of this crisis, the willingness of my colleagues in the Legislature to assist in any way we can, and in the ingenuity and dedication of local officials to help their communities emerge from Sandy stronger than before.”