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President Obama Declares Jersey Shore Open After Sandy [VIDEO/AUDIO]

During a visit to the Jersey Shore, President Obama promised to continue to help local residents rebuild after Superstorm Sandy caused an estimated $38 billion in damages at the end of last year.

“We all understand there is still a lot of work to be done – there are homes to rebuild, there are businesses to reopen, but thanks to the hard work by an awful lot of people we’ve got wonderful shops and restaurants and arcades that are opening their doors,” said the President during a speech outside Convention hall in Asbury Park.

“You are stronger than the storm, after all you’ve dealt with, after all you’ve been through the Jersey Shore is back and it is open for business,” Mr.Obama told the crowd

He also said life isn’t always easy, but Americans work hard and do what it takes to provide for their families, and the Jersey Shore holds a special place in the hearts of Americans.

The Chief Executive pointed out the federal government has already sent billions of dollars to the Garden State, and additional funds will be forthcoming because it’s important that those who are still struggling to put their lives back together get the support they need and deserve.

“We’re going to keep doing what it takes to rebuild all the way,” said the President, “and make it better than it was before, make it stronger than it was before, make it more resilient than it was before. You can count on the fact that you won’t be alone, you fellow citizens will be there for you.”

Obama also said Americans help each other through bad times, and they make the most of the good times.

“So let’s have some good times on the New Jersey shore this summer, and next summer and the summer after that and all year long. America, bring your family and friends, spend a little money on the Jersey Shore, you’ll find some of the friendliest folks on earth, some of the best beaches on earth.”

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