POMPTON LAKES, N.J.
(AP) — A year after telling New Jersey residents to "Get the hell off
the beach" as Hurricane Irene approached, Gov. Chris Christie has a new
message for people on the coastline:
"Don't be stupid — get out,"
Christie said Sunday afternoon at a news conference, where he updated
residents on the status of the huge storm bearing down on the state.
Christie had ordered barrier islands evacuated on Saturday.
said Sunday that the heavy rains should begin early Monday and could
last as long as 36 hours. Winds also could get as high as 65 mph along
State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes says a
surge of 10 ½ to 12 feet could hit Sandy Hook and cause the worst damage
there in more than 100 years.