Governor Christie’s mission in response to Superstorm Sandy has been to ensure that every possible avenue of relief is pursued to assist in the recovery and rebuilding of our State and our residents’ homes and businesses – and to return our lives back to normal as soon as possible. State Departments and Agencies have worked carefully and diligently to help Sandy-impacted homeowners, renters, businesses and communities recover and rebuild. As part of our long-term recovery strategy, the State has committed to building back better and stronger by pursuing resilient infrastructure projects and mitigation opportunities to prevent future damage, and utilizing construction techniques and materials that will better withstand future weather events. The State will continue to leverage existing Federal and State resources to pursue these long-term strategic priorities and empower local governments to revitalize their communities. Governor Christie continues to listen to the voices of community leaders, residents, and stakeholder groups to chart out a thoughtful and comprehensive path forward.