"We need to say "thank you' to Governor Christie, Lieutenant Governor Guadagno and his Cabinet for their clear communication and leadership this week. The 2,000 members of our New Jersey National Guard, our Sheriffs, first responders, police, firefighters, EMTs, first aid squads, CERT teams, all county and local Office of Emergency Management personnel and volunteers have also earned our gratitude for their untiring efforts to assist. We also must commend our hospital workers and nursing home professionals for stepping up over several exhausting days and long nights. And, yes, even the utility crews from New Jersey and across the nation who are working to restore electricity and cable service.
"The devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy is unprecedented and the process of cleanup has just begun. It will be a long and challenging road.
"I have personally reached out to our District's mayors and am working to make sure that the federal government lives up to its obligations to assist our communities by providingall available resources to assist residents and businesses.
"During this difficult time, many will have questions. I hope you will not hesitate to call my Morristown office (973-984-0711) or my Washington office (202-225-5034) for assistance."