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October 31st, 2012
09:19 AM ET

Newark Mayor Booker: There are 'difficult days ahead' for New Jersey after Sandy

This morning, states from North Carolina to Maine continue to deal with the damage and devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy, which has caused at least 40 deaths across the United States.

Mayor Cory Booker has been out on the streets of Newark, New Jersey assisting residents and taking requests for help via his Twitter account.

On Starting Point today, Mayor Booker says that power outages are the biggest problem the city is facing, and explains that there are still hundreds of Newark residents going in and out of shelters.

Booker also comments on New Jersey Governor Christie's uncharacteristic praise of President Obama's response to the tragedy, explaining that during crises, people work together to do what's necessary regardless of their political affiliation.

"These are human beings facing a human tragedy and pulling together to do so," Booker says.

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