Christie: "Get The Hell Off The Beaches In Asbury Park''

Governor pleads for people to leave barrier islands and beaches

Gov. Chris Christie announced today the mandatory evacuations of hundreds of thousands of people from the Jersey Shore area ahead of Hurricane Irene.

Christie listed mandatory evacuations in dozens of communities from Cape May through upper Monmouth County, affecting thousands along the shore.

In Monmouth County, mandatory evacuations include portions of Keansburg, Spring Lake, Sea Bright, Monmouth Beach, Asbury Park, Wall Township and Manasquan, Christie said.


Christie said Wall Township was under a mandatory evacuation. But Police Chief Robert Brice said Christie was incorrect. , Brice said.

Christie implored residents in affected areas to get out of town tonight.

"Get the hell off the beaches in Asbury Park,'' Christie said. "It's 4:30 p.m. You've maximized your tan. Get off the beaches and get into your cars.''

Christie also said about 5,000 people could be accommodated at three emergency shelters to be set up in Monmouth County (), but asked that people make other arrangements before considering one.

"Shelters are places of last resort,'' Christie said. "Do not go to a center because it's close to your house and driving to a friends' house would take an hour.''

Christie repeated a plea to residents on barrier islands to get out of their homes and seek shelter in a safer place.

"I don't want you people on the barrier islands waiting until tomorrow to leave,'' he said. "I want you to leave tonight.''

Christie's remarks follow a 12:15 p.m. news conference where he , among other closures ahead of Hurricane Irene.

Kathleen Burns McGrogan August 27, 2011 at 02:22 AM
I meant he had maximized his food intake for the rest of his term in office LOL
George Burns August 27, 2011 at 02:23 AM
The Governor better not get to close to the beach he may be mistaken for a beached whale
Kathleen Burns McGrogan August 27, 2011 at 02:24 AM
Thats a good one
George Burns August 27, 2011 at 02:25 AM
Get the hell off the beach he should get out of the state for good
George Burns August 27, 2011 at 02:29 AM
That was no earthquake the other day Governor Christie fell down
Hubie August 27, 2011 at 02:50 AM
He's right,what do you do ask people nice to save their lives?
Kathleen Burns McGrogan August 27, 2011 at 03:04 AM
There is nothing wrong with being nice and respectful , I have seen him many times talking down to people he has to set a higher standard just my opinion. I just don't feel you have to be rude
scarletg August 27, 2011 at 03:28 AM
@Kathleen: you think it's funny someone called him fat, yet you want him to be nice and respectful? please. look to your own attitude. no matter what you think of his politics, he's taking a strong stand to protect the people of NJ. maybe the governor of Louisiana should have done the same, Hmmm?
Bobby Donofrio August 27, 2011 at 04:18 AM
I disagree Kathleen.....alot of people are ignorant and just plain stupid and understand "get the hell off the beach" more than muttering "please people, leave the beach!"
Bobby Donofrio August 27, 2011 at 04:19 AM
You must be a Liberal with thos asinine remarks...and you call Governor Christie rude!!
Bobby Donofrio August 27, 2011 at 04:20 AM
Another Liberal poster who thought Corzine was God.
Bobby Donofrio August 27, 2011 at 04:21 AM
I agree scarletg :-)
Rich August 27, 2011 at 12:41 PM
Just another case of Christie showing he has no class and is a bully. While schools all over the country are trying to get rid of bullies NJ is governed by one! I know he is trying to save lives but he could have shown some class. Let's just hope he runs for a position outside of NJ real soon.
Kathleen Burns McGrogan August 27, 2011 at 01:48 PM
I just heard Mayor Bloomberg on MSNBC telling people to evacuate and what else they need to be doing, I heard him say PLEASE many times and he talked respectfully but firmly, not rude and crass. Gov Christie did not have to add the remarks about the tans and use the word hell etc,. I have heard him talk rudely on other occasions, I don't care what party he belongs to and I do not think any politician is a God, though many of them seem to think they are. Some people when they get power use it in the wrong way. Rich I agree he is a bully. I think all politician whether they are Rep or Dem or Tea Party do not have any interests but their own on their agendas, Just my opinion and I try to respect others opinions as well you do not have to agree but try to respect others opinions as well as your own.
Kathleen Burns McGrogan August 27, 2011 at 02:16 PM
By the way I am praying for ALL of you to be safe, I now live in Florida but will always be a Jersey Girl and I do love NJ.God I pray it is not going to be as bad as they say
scarletg August 27, 2011 at 02:58 PM
well, if you want to be respectful you should argue the man's politics and not make childish comments on his eating habits.
BN August 27, 2011 at 03:18 PM
I thought we were discussing the idiots on the beach in Asbury? I guess "some people" just can't resist the urge to inject politics into a story. If you cant take some tuff talk, you're living in the wrong state.
Kathleen Burns McGrogan August 27, 2011 at 06:11 PM
Now there you go Gov Christie is talking now and he is very nice and polite and yet forceful enough to make it known how serious this is. That is all you have to do not act like a bully and arrogant. He is a bit nicer in this news conference at least
BN August 27, 2011 at 06:45 PM
A major storm is barreling down upon us and you're worried about etiquette? Talk about mixed up priorities! I suppose you would sue a person who saved your life with CPR because they broke one of your ribs in the process?
Kathleen Burns McGrogan August 27, 2011 at 07:26 PM
Sad that the only way to reply is with insults just proves my point that some people are just rude and don't have respect for others opinions I am done even answering these posts
scarletg August 28, 2011 at 12:28 AM
@ Kathleen: you don't even live in this state anymore, so why are you so offended by him? maybe you need a hobby.
scarletg August 28, 2011 at 12:33 AM
@BN : agree with you completely- some people have nothing better to do then be offended by any little thing. besides, this is NJ. I've heard worse from little old ladies.
Kathleen Burns McGrogan August 28, 2011 at 12:34 AM
Because NJ will always be my home, I was born and raised there and I love NJ, we only moved as my daughter moved to Florida and I wanted to be near she and my grandkids and also NJ was getting too expensive , I still have family there and not to go into it some have been directly affected by some things he has done. I don't like rude people and I apologize if I have offended anyone, this is just my opinion I just thought his remark about maximizing their tans was rude many people go to the shore and spend money and it was not necessary to me to be insulting. I don't like to offend anyone and I guess some of my comments were not too nice either but as I said I have seen him before talk very nasty to people and it is uncalled for.
disgusted homeowner August 28, 2011 at 08:33 PM
His comments made my week, very blunt, very, very fresh but his facial expressions were a riot !!!!!
disgusted homeowner August 28, 2011 at 08:35 PM
He tripped as he swallowed 2 big macs at once!!!! Next July, he's going to coney island for the Nathan's hot dog eating contest. He's in training as we speak....... seriously.
disgusted homeowner August 28, 2011 at 08:38 PM
@BN, you;re a pet hater but you love the beach and your tan. Just admit it you're upset the gov told you to get off the beach early. Even though you sneak on regularly without a beach badge right?????
disgusted homeowner August 28, 2011 at 08:40 PM
@scarletg, you must be related to the gov or scarlet o'hara with a name like that. Boooo on you tooo!!!
scarletg August 28, 2011 at 09:31 PM
@ Kathleen: as long as you realize your comments were rude as well. @disgusted homeowner: thanks for adding a classy, intelligent comment to the discussion. you must be very proud.
Kathleen Burns McGrogan August 28, 2011 at 10:37 PM
Scarletg I do admit some of my comments were rude, but I do still feel as a public figure he needs to use a little restraint to his sarcasm, he does not need to come off sounding like Mr. Tough Guy , I realize he is only human but I think when you are in the spotlight so to speak you need to conduct yourself better and not talk down to people as if they were stupid. If they had been told there was a certain time to be off the beach and did not heed the warning then I could understand it but from what I could see it was the first time. I just get a little hot headed when something hits me like that. Hope you weathered the storm okay I have been in touch with all friends and family up there and thank God they are all fine and no loss of property or anything,.
Charles Clark September 19, 2011 at 01:24 PM
I disagree, Many NJ individuals need to be told in this way because they don't listen. They laugh everything off and more than half don't pay attention and the other half is not to bright at least to me.


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