New Jersey residents say they've been forgotten in recovery
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 00:48
Oct. 29 - An estimated 26,000 New Jersey residents are still without homes and say tourist spots have been given priority in the reconstruction, a year after Superstorm Sandy. Deborah Gembara reports.
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A year after Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey residents offer mixed reviews on the recovery effort.
Some say it depends on where they live.
SOUNDBITE: New Jersey Resident Karen Stokes saying:
"If you are near a boardwalk ...live near in a tourist area .. it is semi recovered ... But here it's not."
Karen Stokes and some 26,000 people are still without homes a year after the storm.
She says her area hasn't been a priority because it isn't a vacation area. She's also frustrated with Governor Chris Christie for not putting more pressure on the insurance companies to pay up.
SOUNDBITE: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Saying:
"There are frustrations and challenges that remain, and my job is to address those and overcome them."
As far as the recovery goes, the one thing most New Jersey residents can agree on is that there is still a lot of work to be done.
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