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-- -- lots of damage to his sentence the president just spoke after touring New Jersey with governor Chris Christie to bank.
While super -- standing continues on its path of destruction in the area just north east of Pittsburgh is one of the latest get hit.
Mean and close to a million Pennsylvania residents without power joining me now on the phone and a Fox Business exclusive -- Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett governor.
Welcome to the show thanks for coming nine I know you're spending the day on the ground in Philadelphia -- looking at power lines and target a power line workers what did you see there.
Well actually really -- up every now up in northern Bucks County.
Talking to grip people it showed what we've seen is a lot of areas without.
I've got enough to see some of the crews that are working are replacing electricity -- -- -- -- infamous are ways Mississippi.
Who come a period it -- help there are a couple thousand not.
People well working on the line in Pennsylvania.
I think our number now is down around 800000.
We're without -- -- at this point.
Yes so how long you think it would be before you give power back to those customers I mean everybody who's sitting in a dark house right now.
Who doesn't have hot water is wondering how many days.
Well that is that that's a very regular answered the -- just got out yesterday had the ability yesterday's start taking a look at what's going on.
We didn't try to organization is public safety first -- -- public -- you really that ready so that they can respond.
And then going to crucial infrastructure like hospitals.
We have number -- of those who -- running on generators.
Getting those back up and we have all the two back up.
And then ability infrastructure out any lately larger lines set -- so they can if they've been not yet -- electricity did anybody see getting it goes back up.
So I don't think that they'll have a good handle -- based restoration for another day or two but there in the process of restoring we've seen -- have been restored.
-- -- an area about any rate you know that's pretty widespread it has village trustees.
Yeah I mean a lot of people are really furious that their utility accompanying Governor Cuomo here in New York.
Was very critical of local utilities and their response time how has -- been in your state what would you say about the companies there.
Well -- I have to sit there doing their best we had a storm last year you may remember that October snowstorm that that.
Created a problem the utility companies with the go to a utility commission in the working.
To speed up these.
It's time to restore the richest it and or at least to communicate to the people often times.
It's just they have no idea how long it's going to be.
And they're working on that we would hope that they be it would start told -- -- the by tomorrow.
Depending upon where that home as -- -- -- that this is located.
How it's -- be that there.
You only have so many workers news they have less workers nowadays I understand yeah that's what it at the bring in so many from around the country.
Many of them just got here yesterday afternoon yesterday evening -- from Mississippi -- -- last night.
And they are out first thing this morning and they're out there they're gonna -- is sixty Everett base.
You know a couple of minutes ago President Obama -- staying New Jersey with governor Chris Christie giving a speech.
You know Chris Christie obviously is got a lot of press today about praising President Obama the same time Mayor Bloomberg said.
Please don't come to New York City we just can't handle the traffic we can't take the motorcade.
And all that how would you feel about the president coming to visit Pennsylvanian -- he talked to an all.
We've talked in the group discussions.
It where he stuck to the governor's -- I'm -- When it comes to the motorcade were probably a little better able to handle -- I think they understand Mayor Bloomberg it takes a great feeling a little present in the motorcade.
I think lot of your law enforcement resource system and a a lot of streets may or may not be closed end.
Here Pennsylvania we -- daily get -- -- but you know we don't have the devastation.
To the extent.
That's the people meters into people in New York have -- I'm sure that that's where the president continue to need to be intraday.
What how effusive.
Governor Christie has been of the president -- it's left a lot of people scratching their heads was it surprising to you.
Well I have haven't seen I've been categorized everything -- -- -- -- to receive it is very much.
But I would say this in you governor Crist is a very honestly and thank you -- this opinion I was asked today.
About what excited about the -- -- and I have to say it's even has been a great job with our Pennsylvania emergency management agency.
I'm very pleased.
-- responsibly -- simply sit through respond to listen the president.
And obviously you're going to be there to help us so.
I think it's been criticism -- you know -- he has an honest feelings about that.
Governor thanks so much for coming on the -- and taking time out and I hope you get your power back soon.
Thank you very much we appreciate that.
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