Christie: Damage Is ‘Unthinkable’

Brian Thompson / NBC 4 New York

NBC 4 New York reporter Brian Thompson captured this image of the Casino Pier roller coaster in Seaside Heights in the ocean amid Sandy's storm surges.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that the devastation to the state’s historic coast is “unthinkable” in the wake of the deadly “Frankenstorm”—and that it would be “completely unsafe” for anyone to return home immediately. A roller coaster in Seaside Heights (source NBC4) was literally thrown into the water. “It is beyond anything I would ever see,” a somber Christie told reporters. Christie said he didn’t give “a lick” about Election Day, saying “I’ve got bigger fish to fry.” Christie also praised President Obama, saying “he assured me we would have an expedited process with FEMA.” Sandy made landfall near Atlantic City, and the city’s historic boardwalk was swept away with water.