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Gov. Christie: Decision to Stay on Barrier Islands ‘Stupid and Selfish’

Governor urges residents who ignored evacuation orders to leave if they can do so safely.

Barrier Island residents who ignored mandatory evacuation orders for Hurricane Sandy made a “stupid and selfish” decision, Gov. Chris Christie said. During a press conference in Ewing on Monday, the New Jersey governor urged those who stayed behind to get off the islands if they can find a way to do so safely.

“You’re putting other people in harm’s way. There are already rescues going on. This is putting first responders in danger,” Christie said.

High tide is expected to come in between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., with the heaviest rains arriving around midnight before Sandy makes landfall, according to the governor.

“When it comes tonight, we’re not going to be able to rescue you,” Christie said. “The flooding along the New Jersey coastline is going to be significant.

Christie also announced the Garden State Parkway closure had been extended to include Exit 63 to the southern terminus in both directions. He urged New Jersey residents to avoid driving unless absolutely necessary. Additional closures may be announced as the weather worsens.

“People really need to stay home and stay off the roads,” Christie said. “If you have any doubt as to whether it’s necessary or not, stay home.”

New Jersey residents are beginning to feel the impact of the high winds, with 35,000 households without power, according to Christie. Those who lose electricity should expect to be remain without it for an extended periods. Once winds reach 40 mph, safety regulations prevent line workers from manning bucket trucks to fix downed fires, he said.

“These power companies are not getting out there in the next 24 hours, maybe the next 36 hours,” Christie said.

suz October 29, 2012 at 05:47 PM
I agree...
Mrgrumpass October 29, 2012 at 06:15 PM
The Gov is blunt ant to the point. In short get off the island! Thank Gov.
John B Taxpayer October 29, 2012 at 06:53 PM
You're a moron too don't write anything anymore
Bryan October 29, 2012 at 06:58 PM
you are such an ignorant dolt
Bryan October 29, 2012 at 06:58 PM
awesome Governor!!
billybob mudd October 29, 2012 at 07:32 PM
As a lacey monster truck owner and proud piney; weather beware. my giant tires, cut off flannel shirt, cigs and budweiser will get me through anything! You bennies from the north in your bmws get out of our way. Christie may look like me when he gets out of his suit but I bet he cant drive through 2 feet of salt water in 75 mph winds!
Rufus O'Callahan October 29, 2012 at 07:42 PM
What does he call raising tolls by 87.5% on Port Authority bridges and tunnels just to protect his inept friends that are running it? Personally, I would use those same exact adjectives.
David Smith October 29, 2012 at 08:06 PM
What good does a mandatory evacuation order do or a state of emergency when people ignore them and businesses expect employees to make it to work regardless of the weather.
Dorothy Colao October 29, 2012 at 08:14 PM
I am with you David on the employee part shut the businesses down if you don't have what you need by now you either don't need it or don't deserve it let people come home to their families.
Paul Curtis October 29, 2012 at 08:16 PM
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deebee October 29, 2012 at 11:59 PM
He's a bully at he pulpit. There are words that people hear and others that make them resist common sense. Calling someone stupid is one of them. As a leader, he should try to find ways to be persuasive and convincing. I just wonder how he speaks to his children when they disagree.
just lil ol me October 30, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Ummm...do your research ..that was CORZINE that raised the tolls and made them take effect on Jan 1 2012...tool
just lil ol me October 30, 2012 at 12:13 AM
I'd bet his children tow the line because they were brought up by an old school , no nonsense man who commands respect...it's only stubborn can't think beyond the box democrats and state workers who can't appreciate his get things done demeanor..he's the best thing to happen to NJ in a looonngg time
deebee October 30, 2012 at 01:51 AM
I'm a doctor. My father never ever disparaged me, even when I was acting foolish. A leader needs a different strategy. Only tonight I heard someone who explained why she had to stay behind. I just expect more from leadership.
Frederick John LaVergne for Congress October 31, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Well, folks...the storm has passed. Now the real work begins. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, as you deal as you must with the aftermath. I have no intention of politicizing the storm. I pray only for the safety of you and your loved ones... Let the first responders do their jobs, and the utility workers, theirs. If asked, assist - otherwise, it is best if we wait patiently. Where possible, look in on your neighbors. Make sure they are okay. Watch each others' backs, folks. We can weather this in exemplary fashion, or succumb to our own baser nature. For the next week, pay close attention to the good you see done by your fellow man. The media will only be reporting the defeats, never the victories. Patience is a virtue, and a difficult one to abide with. We will all need much patience over the next few days, as lines form for fuel, and as we wait our turn for restoration of our utilities. We're fortunate that the temperature is relatively mild - things could have been much worse. Be sure and thank those in your community who help out when you see them over the next coming weeks. They've earned your thanks, but they only rarely receive them. That's another change that is long overdue. Personally, our family escaped with no injuries, and property damage can be repaired. Today, each of us knows what is really important. Let's show the world what Jersey can do.
Frederick John LaVergne for Congress November 02, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Well, folks...the storm has passed. Now the real work begins. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, as you deal as you must with the aftermath. I have no intention of politicizing the storm. I pray only for the safety of you and your loved ones... Let the first responders do their jobs, and the utility workers, theirs. If asked, assist - otherwise, it is best if we wait patiently. Where possible, look in on your neighbors. Make sure they are okay. Watch each others' backs, folks. We can weather this in exemplary fashion, or succumb to our own baser nature. For the next week, pay close attention to the good you see done by your fellow man. Patience is a virtue, and a difficult one to abide with. We will all need much patience over the next few days, as lines form for fuel, and as we wait our turn for restoration of our utilities. We're fortunate that the temperature is relatively mild - things could have been much worse. Be sure and thank those in your community who help out when you see them over the next coming weeks. They've earned your thanks, but they only rarely receive them. That's another change that is long overdue. Personally, our family escaped with no injuries, and property damage can be repaired. Today, each of us knows what is really important. Let's show the world what Jersey can do. (Sorry for the re-post, folks - just doing this to bump the "COACH SPAMMER" off the front page)
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