Seaside Merchants Rolling Up Sleeves To Start Over - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Seaside Merchants Rolling Up Sleeves To Start Over

Posted: Updated:
SEASIDE PARK, N.J. -

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie returns to the Seaside boardwalk two days after a fire swept by strong wind destroyed four blocks of the famous pier, and he has a message for residents.

The governor told them that this is not the time for fatigue or sadness. Instead, they're rolling up their sleeves and starting over, FOX 29's Omari Fleming reports.

Well-wishers and onlookers gathered with locals to greet Christie as he made his way through the area.

Seaside also suffered significant damage from Superstorm Sandy last fall.

Christie says his cabinet is already working on a response to the fire.

"We talk about certain things but then you have to deliver. And we've done a pretty good job of delivering. I think that's why you see so many people being as grateful as they are," Christie said.

"So, now, this is the next challenge for us to confront. The bad thing in the last four years, as I mentioned the other night, is all the different natural disaster crises we've had in the last four years. The only good thing about it is that it's really trained me and the administration to know how to respond to these things. It's not our first time at this rodeo unfortunately."

The governor also met with 30 business owners who lost property during the fire.

There was still no word Saturday night on what sparked that fire. The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office is leading the investigation, searching for answers.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • 3 Injured, Child Killed In Grays Ferry Shooting

    3 Injured, Child Killed In Grays Ferry Shooting

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:20:11 GMT
    SkyFOX was live over the scene on the 1500 of South Etting Street in South Philadelphia around 9:40 p.m. on Friday. Police say four people have been shot. According to authorities, a 3-year-old girl was shot, one time in the left side of her chest. She was transported to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and was pronounced dead. 
    SkyFOX was live over the scene on the 1500 of South Etting Street in South Philadelphia around 9:40 p.m. on Friday. Police say four people have been shot. According to authorities, a 3-year-old girl was shot, one time in the left side of her chest. She was transported to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and was pronounced dead. 
  • Philadelphia Cabs Set To Have Security Cameras

    Philadelphia Cabs Set To Have Security Cameras

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-02 03:14:51 GMT
    Philadelphia cab owners are being told they must install new security cameras, and not everyone is happy about it.
    Philadelphia cab owners are being told they must install new security cameras, and not everyone is happy about it.
  • Suspect Confesses To Murder, Police Search For Bodies In Park

    Suspect Confesses To Murder, Police Search For Bodies In Park

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:22:08 GMT
    Authorities say they are searching allegedly for two dismembered bodies buried in a wooded in Indian Rock Park in Springfield after a murder suspect confessed to killing two people.
    Authorities say they are searching allegedly for two dismembered bodies buried in a wooded in Indian Rock Park in Springfield after a murder suspect confessed to killing two people.
Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices