A year after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Eastern U.S. coastline and with thousands of distraught residents still trying to fix their ravaged communities, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie admitted on MSNBC’s Morning Joe admitted that recovery has been slow. What’s more, there is still a lot to do and repairs could take up to 24 months.
Efforts to lessen the burden on beleaguered Jersey residents have been delayed because, according to Christie, Congress failed to pass a funding bill until January and money was not available until May. He cited, “It took 92 days for the Congress to act on aid for Sandy victims — that’s unprecedented... It was 10 days for Katrina, and 17 days for Gustav.”