The newly-opened Home Depot satellite location in Seaside Heights will play a "central" part in helping local barrier island residents recover from Superstorm Sandy, said Gov. Chris Christie.
"Home Depot is going to be a place that is going to be central to providing us with the supplies we need to make the recovery real and the assistance that we need to help folks get their work done as quickly as possible," Christie said during a Monday morning grand opening celebration.
The store, located on Sumner Avenue in the same building as the White Pearl Hotel, employs disaster specialists with an aim of providing consultations and arranging delivery of goods to Sandy-stricken residents on the barrier island.
During the visit to Seaside Heights, Christie also told onlookers that New Jersey has submitted its disaster recovery plan to the federal government and expects some action in about 3-4 weeks.