Mayor criticizes Gov. Chris Christie's 'lack of response' to storms

Mayor criticizes Gov. Chris Christie's 'lack of response' to storms

Mayor criticizes Gov. Chris Christie's 'lack of response' to storms (6/29/15)

TRENTON - One New Jersey mayor is upset with what he says was Gov. Chris Christie's "lack of response" to fast-moving storms that slammed the southern part of the state.

More than 5,500 homes and businesses are still without electricity Monday, six days after the storms knocked out service to more than 280,000. The outages are centered in Gloucester County.

Greenwich Township Mayor George Shivery on Sunday said he was the first mayor in south Jersey to endorse Christie in 2009 and he's "disheartened by the governor's lack of response."

The mayor says communication with the governor's office has been "terrible."

Christie's office issued a news release saying power would be restored to most on Monday.

Atlantic City Electric says restoration efforts were hampered by another strong storm on Saturday night.

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