Guadagno: ‘Get The Heck Back On The Beach’; Christie Advises Same & Tours Flood Damage

WAYNE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Shortly before Hurricane Irene dealt a blow to the Garden State, Gov. Chris Christie sternly warned constituents along the Jersey Shore to “get the hell off the beach.”

Though parts of New Jersey are still faced with flooding dangers, shore communities were not hit as hard as expected, prompting state officials to say “get the heck back on the beach.” Those words came from Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno Tuesday in an interview with 1010 WINS.

“The beautiful part about this storm is that it took a little bit of a turn and it did not hit the shore communities as we expected. So the lights are on, the beaches are open and the sun is out,” Guadagno said.

Monday night, Christie urged people to head to the Jersey Shore for the Labor Day weekend and predicted that there would be a lot of vacancies because of Irene.

“Be an opportunist,” Christie said. “You’ll probably get a good price.”

Aside of championing the state’s tourism industry, Christie toured flood-ravaged parts of the state, including Wayne.

Valerie Meter broke down in tears as she made her plea for help from the governor.

“Just please try to fix this problem. I mean, I just moved here in December and I’ve now lost my whole first floor of my house,” she said weeping.

christie tours wayne Guadagno: Get The Heck Back On The Beach; Christie Advises Same & Tours Flood Damage

Gov. Christie meets with residents who suffered major flood damage in Wayne. (credit: CBS 2)

Meter then took Christie on a tour of her home, which had floors covered with mud and many possessions destroyed. The governor vowed an independent investigation to find out whether the decision to open the Pompton Lakes flood gates was the right one.

“You’ve heard enough from folks like this who have lived here on the ground — you got to start taking it into account. Maybe tell the engineers they got to start re-thinking what they’re doing,” Christie said.

  • Mr .President

    You are looking at our future President there.Great response during and after storm that is what we need in White House.

  • Jared

    Well at least he’s getting some much-needed exercise by taking a nice long walk on the boardwalk, which is good news for his recently stressed heart. That’s something positive!

  • Melissa Gordon rossi

    I met him yesterday ..nice guy. My house blew up from the flood..hello..I f there was no flood my parents would have a house. That lady was our neighbor bod bless her and that neighbor hood.. What was not spoken about was the wet lands behind that river to be dug out the Oakland old play land that sits off route 202that doesn’t get dredged or anything..yes issues..I grew up in that neighborhood I no that river and the feeder dams behind it. We need to plan on the building stop building on the swamps to soak up the water..I’m upset..I have a lot to say I have on thing to say that community pulls together thanks to all the firefighters and wayne Police.. This is a very terrible situation. Tear down those houses and malls sitting replant so water has a place to go. Concrete and building needs. More planning like pomp ton falls

    • What u talkin bout Willis

      OK please retype your rant it makes no sense at all.Sounds like New Jersey public schools failed you.

  • fatfatfat

    He’s part of a political party that doesn’t want to give people relief fund because of the deficit. go figure. wonder what he thinks about that?!?!?

  • milo

    Couple of fat slobes if you ask me. Sucking up NJ cash from all the good people. Make me want to puck!!

    • milo is stupido

      What is a slobe ?Must be another New Jersey public education graduate.

  • Vienna Joe

    Christie said, “Pfffffftt, Brrrrrrrrpp, ahhhh! … Nothing quite like purging the system of excess gas!” Now I have room for a couple of pounds of fried dough…” What a poor choice to represent a state.


    not only he is faaaaaaaaat rat, but his wealth is faaaaaaaat like him


    go eat some taco,s and cheez burger, and next day go to hospital for heart check up you fat @ss gov.

  • Leanna

    Wow, I never realized how fat he was until I saw that pic…



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