New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie helps many towns mark Sandy anniversary
Updated On: Oct 29 2013 01:57:58 PM CDT
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New York Jets owner Woody Johnson joined New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in a visit to a town ravaged by Superstorm Sandy.
Christie was in Moonachie on Tuesday to recognize the progress made since the town was flooded by the waters of the Hackensack River a year ago.
It was one of a daylong series of stops the governor planned up and down the state on the storm's anniversary.
The NFL and the two teams that play at MetLife Stadium, just a few miles from Moonachie, all donated to the Sandy relief effort.
Goodell spoke about the strong partnership the NFL has with the Christie administration.
Late Tuesday morning, Christie attended an interfaith prayer service at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark.
President Obama also paid tribute to the Americans who died during Sandy when the storm made landfall one year ago.
The president said in a statement Tuesday that the last year has served as a reminder of the "strength and resilience of the American people."
The president said strangers helped each other, and entire communities came together to heal.
President Obama said the federal government has provided billions of dollars of assistance to hundreds of thousands of people and small business-owners through direct aid, grants and loans.
The storm was blamed for at least 181 deaths in the U.S. That included 71 people who were killed in New Jersey and 68 in New York. Property damages were estimated at $65 billion.
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