Biden tours several storm-damaged areas in NJ

By Chris Carl 8:07am, November 19, 2012
Vice President Biden tours the boardwalk in Seaside Heights, N.J. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
Vice President Biden is assuring New Jersey residents that the federal government won't abandon them after Hurricane Sandy.

Biden, who spent summers at the Jersey Shore as a boy, says he's "a homeboy" who understands the need to rebuild.

The vice president spent the better part of Sunday visiting storm-wrecked areas of New Jersey, including the boardwalk at Seaside Heights and a damaged rail station in Hoboken.

Biden is the latest White House official to visit New Jersey after it was battered by the superstorm.

President Barack Obama visited storm-wrecked Atlantic City with Gov. Chris Christie, while two Cabinet officers toured a Federal Emergency Management Agency facility in Middletown on Friday.

Sandy killed more than 100 people in 10 states, but hit New Jersey and New York the hardest.

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