President Barack Obama arrived in Brigantine along with Gov. Chris Christie this afternoon.
The president’s motorcade arrived shortly before 3 p.m., and the pair is expected to make a statement at another stop. Christie joined the president earlier on an aerial tour of the Jersey coast.
Obama visited the Brigantine Beach Community Center, which is serving as a shelter for more than 200 residents during the peak of the storm.
"I want to just let you know that your governor is working overtime to make sure that as soon as possible everybody can get back to normal," Obama said.
“The main message I just want to send is that the entire community has been watching what’s been happening and everybody knows how hard Jersey’s been hit,” he told residents. “You guys are in our thoughts and prayers.”
Obama and Christie toured the center and spoke with residents and volunteers who helped keep the shelter running.
“These folks have been cooking for everyone for 18 hours straight,” Obama said while posing for a picture with several people standing by the kitchen.
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