Gov. Chris Christie says he’s “extraordinarily disappointed” with some local officials along the coast who didn’t heed the administration’s warnings to evacuate areas along the shore.
The governor said during his evening news conference Monday that the decision by elected officials, specifically mentioning Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford, to not comply with the mandatory evacuation orders has put lives in danger.
“I did read him say he didn’t want his people to leave the city,” said Christie, referring to Langford.
“That’s not leadership,” he said.
The governor said efforts to rescue an unknown number of stranded New Jersey residents along the coast have been halted until the morning. Rescue efforts are expected to resume around 7 a.m., he said.
“We still don’t know how many people we’re talking about,” he said. “Atlantic County was the biggest problem. … We had lower compliance in (some Atlantic City towns).”
Christie warned of “significant” property damage and beach erosion along the Jersey Shore.
“They have my word that we’re going to get down there as quickly as we can,” he said.
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