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Chris Christie Gets Emotional About New Jersey Hurricane Devastation – These Aerial Photos Show Why

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"The Jersey Shore of my youth is gone."

In this photo made available by the New Jersey Governor's Office, Gov. Chris Christie, second right, and Lt. Governor Kim Guandagno, right, meet with Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, center, to survey the damage in Belmar, N.J. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 after superstorm Sandy made landfall in New Jersey Monday evening. Credit: AP

After first telling a "Fox and Friends" anchor on Tuesday that he didn't "give a damn" about presidential politics after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sent out a series of emotional and sentimental tweets about the destruction seen at the Jersey Shore. It is a side of him that the public has rarely seen.

Business Insider first captured the governor's tweets:

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He then provided some comforting words to the residents of the Garden State:

(Twitter/Business Insider)

These aerial photos of the damage at the Jersey Shore published by the New Jersey Governor's Office show why Christie is so shaken by the natural disaster. As Business Insider observes, "it's under water."

(New Jersey Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

(New Jersey Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

(New Jersey Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

(New Jersey Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

(New Jersey Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

(New Jersey Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

(New Jersey Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

(New Jersey Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Christie later gave an emotional account of what he saw surveying the damage of Hurricane Sandy during a press conference.

"We will rebuild it," he said. "But for those of us who are my age, it won't be the same."

Watch the video here via CBS:

 

This story has been updated.

Featured image via AP

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