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Christie hugs woman left homeless by Sandy

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hugs Amy Peters, of Manahawkin Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Manahawkin, N.J., as he meets with homeowners who lost their homes last year to Superstorm Sandy.(AP Photo/Mel Evans) New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hugs Amy Peters, of Manahawkin Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Manahawkin, N.J., as he meets with homeowners who lost their homes last year to Superstorm Sandy.(AP Photo/Mel Evans)

MANAHAWKIN, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hugged a woman who lost her home before he spoke to Superstorm Sandy victims.

Thursday's meeting was hastily canceled one week ago because of a scandal over traffic jams that appear to have been manufactured by his aides.

Christie and Community Affairs Commissioner Richard Constable III announced that $800 million in Superstorm Sandy housing recovery funds had been dispersed, a milestone the governor hopes will help put the scandal behind him.

About 100 people lined up outside the fire station in Manahawkin to see Christie in his first public appearance outside the Statehouse since the scandal broke.

Christie scuttled the Sandy event last week to hold held a news conference in which he denied involvement in the lane closing scheme.

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