NJ starts turning to rebuilding after storm

By Geoff Mulvihill

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 31 2012 3:24 a.m. MDT

Boats lie piled up as people work to secure a fuel dock in the wake of superstorm Sandy, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, in West Babylon, N.Y. The storm that made landfall in New Jersey on Monday evening with 80 mph sustained winds killed at least 16 people in seven states, cut power to more than 7.4 million homes and businesses from the Carolinas to Ohio, caused scares at two nuclear power plants and stopped the presidential campaign cold.

Jason DeCrow, Associated Press

BELMAR, N.J. — Even as some barrier islands remain closed to their residents, New Jersey officials are turning their attention to rebuilding beaches ravaged by hybrid storm Sandy.

Gov, Chris Christie says Tuesday was a day of sorrow but Wednesday would be the start of a recovery.

President Barack Obama was also planning to visit New Jersey on Wednesday to see the damage to the state where the storm made landfall on Monday.

Still, state government offices and most schools are remaining closed on Wednesday and power outages are still a major problem across the state.

Christie says that when beaches are rebuilt, they are likely to look different because boardwalks and amusement rides were washed away.

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