KEANSBURG, NJ - Governor Chris Christie gave a Hurricane Sandy briefing today in Keansburg.  

The governor dropped off 34 cases of candy, donated from Nestles, to help teh children of the borough celebrate a belated Halloween.

He said to the Keansburg crowd, "You all made New Jersey incredibily proud."  He spoke of the many people who have sacrificed for their community, in Keansburg and across New Jersey.

He noted that it is getting colder and said, "Go to family or a friend if you can to shelter and stay warm.  If you can't, there is local and county shelters to go to stay warm and get a meal."

The governor described a new normal.  "Can you put gas in your car, are your kids able to go back to school, are the roads clear and accessable, do you have drinking water, and do you have power to your house.  That's how we are going to define the new normal."

Power is expected to return tonight for much of the Bayshore.

A transmission station on the shore was completely submerged. The station supplies electricity to much of the Bayshore area in Monmouth County.  They expect to have the transmission station operating and electric to be back on in a good portion of the area tonight.

You can watch his briefing on YouTube here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx7dkBhzGA8