‘‘If they could bail out the banks, they should bail us out, right?’’ Wu said. ‘‘I mean, all of us paid more than half a million dollars for these homes. They’re going to be worthless after this.’’
Obama traveled to New Jersey on Oct. 31 to meet with Gov. Chris Christie and view recovery efforts in battered coastal communities. He saw flattened houses, flooded neighborhoods, sand-strewn streets and a fire burning along the coastline.
The White House said the president didn’t visit New York at the time so as not to interfere with recovery efforts.
Vice President Joe Biden’s office said he will travel to New Jersey on Sunday to view storm damage.
Associated Press writer Nedra Pickler in Washington and Meghan Barr in New York contributed to this report.
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