Fewer than 1,000 in N.J. without power, Christie says

LINCROFT – Fewer than 1,000 people remain out of power because of Hurricane Sandy, Gov. Chris Christie said Monday.

Christie came to Lincroft this morning to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s joint field office, which will consist of federal and state workers offering assistance for individuals and businesses.

He said some 190,000 people have so far registered for aid and some $127 million has been approved so far.

“Our resilience has so far been our biggest strength,” Christie said.  “There are folks who are really hurting.”

Christie added that there are 16 county-based disaster recovery centers right now. They are open from 8 a.m. To 8 p.m., and by the end of today, each of the state’s 21 counties will have one.

Fewer than 1,000 in N.J. without power, Christie says