Rep. Gottheimer tours storm-damaged parts of NJ

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Rep. Josh Gottheimer visited parts of storm-ravaged Sussex and Warren counties Friday.

It was the first time the congressman was able to get a glimpse of the damage after two nor’easters tore through the state. Gottheimer is calling for better communication in the aftermath of these storms.

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He also says that New Jersey can learn from other regions of the country that deal with similar disasters.

“What can we learn from what other states are doing?” Gottheimer asks. “I want to make sure that we’re bringing all the best information back to New Jersey with clear ways to deploy resources and work with utility companies…to actually have a strategy here.”

The congressman says that he's also hoping for better coordination with FEMA.

About 400,000 New Jerseyans lost power between the two snowstorms. Some residents won’t see power return until the middle of next week. 

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