Obama: Biggest priority restoring power in wake of Sandy

By REUTERS
October 31, 2012 23:59

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Wednesday said one of the main concerns in the rebuilding effort in the aftermath of the superstorm Sandy is to restore electricity for millions in the Eastern United States.

"Our biggest priority right now is getting power turned back on," Obama said after surveying the storm damage. "We are here for you and we will not forget, we will follow up to make sure you get all the help you need until you rebuild."

He met with rescue workers and residents in Atlantic City, and toured the wreckage aboard presidential Marine One helicopter alongside Governor Chris Christie, a top surrogate for Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney.


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