SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie met with local officials and business owners Saturday to discuss what’s next for the Seaside Park and Seaside Heights boardwalk after a massive fire left the iconic waterfront area in rubble Thursday.
The governor showed his support for the community by announcing a multimillion dollar aid package. Christie said that an initial $15-million would be made available for the rebuilding effort.
That money will come from funds created after Superstorm Sandy.
“I’m very proud of what the cabinet has done already. They’ve been talking to our Federal partners and have ways to move this along relatively quickly to get demolition going, and for those who want to rebuild, get them the assistance to help them rebuild.”
One business owner, Bubba DeMuro, told CBS 2’s Tracee Carrasco that he couldn’t believe his eyes as he watched his restaurant, Bubba’s Dog House, go up in flames.