Christie assessing damage

EWING – Gov. Chris Christie took off from Trenton about an hour ago to conduct an aerial survey of the damage from Hurricane Sandy.

The governor is expected to land in Belmar and Avalon along the way as he tours the state.

Christie is expected to hold an afternoon news briefing from the New Jersey State Police command center’s Regional Operations and Intelligence Center in Ewing.

"Let’s be clear, this was not a ‘humanitarian’ act by the Castro regime. It was a swap of convicted spies for an innocent American."
—U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ)