Hurricane Sandy caused much havoc in New Jersey hitting it on Monday, destroying the Jersey shoreline and ending power to over a million people – basically leaving all of New Jersey in shambles
Most officials in the face of disaster can only preach patience and maintain rescue and cleanup efforts, but Cory Booker took things one step further. Cory Booker, the popular and extraordinarily accessible mayor of Newark, New Jersey was definitely not just about preaching and offered his home to his neighbors!
Newark mayor, Booker has been tweeting non-stop, offering updates on power outages in the storm's aftermath and now he is inviting neighbors without power to seek refuge at his house, to relax and take advantage of the lights, heat and electricity
His neighbor tweeted on Thursday:
@corybooker I live around the corner from u on homestead. Why don't we have our power back. Half of my block does— DMC (@my_serenelove) November 1, 2012
He replied by tweeting:
There is someone at my house now (Eric). I've got space u can relax in, charge devices & even a working DVD player. Come by@my_serenelove— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) November 1, 2012
Booker later tweeted:
I'm having lunch delivered for the 12 or so of you hanging at my place RT @uniquenj1 taking u up on your offer. Chillin at your place.— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) November 1, 2012
Cory Booker has won widespread especially praise when it comes to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy by offering up his home to the victims.
Public Service Enterprise Group Inc, New Jersey's biggest utility, reported on Thursday that around 775,000 of its customers were still without power, down from a high of 1.7 million.