Even as some barrier islands remain closed to their residents, New Jersey officials are turning their attention to rebuilding beaches ravaged by hybrid storm Sandy.
Gov, Chris Christie says Tuesday was a day of sorrow but today would be the start of a recovery.
President Obama traveled to Atlantic City, N.J., to join Christie in viewing the storm damage, talking with citizens who are recovering from the storm, and thanking first responders who put their lives at risk to protect their communities.
Still, state government offices and most schools are remaining closed on Wednesday and power outages are still a major problem across the state.
Christie says that when beaches are rebuilt, they are likely to look different because boardwalks and amusement rides were washed away.