(CBS News) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spoke to “CBS This Morning” on Tuesday in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, which made landfall near Atlantic City, N.J. and wreaked havoc statewide.
“The state of New Jersey took it in the neck worse than any other state,” Christie said of the storm’s effects. “It’s going to take us a while to dig out from under it, but we will dig out from under it,” he added.
Christie called the level of cooperation between the local, state and federal governments “excellent” and praised President Obama’s involvement. “I was on the phone for the third time yesterday, last night, with the president of the United States. He called me at midnight last night as he was seeing reports,” he said before adding that President Obama accelerated the designation of New Jersey as a major disaster area “without the usual red tape.”
“The cooperation has been great with FEMA here on the ground and the cooperation from the president of the United States has been outstanding. He deserves great credit,” Christie added.
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