President Barack Obama will tour Atlantic City this afternoon with Gov. Chris Christie to view the damage caused by Sandy, which hit the city as a tropical storm Monday night at 8 p.m., the White House announced.
Obama will arrive at Atlantic City International Airport around 1 p.m., and his arrival is closed to the public, according to the White House.
Obama will meet with citizens who are recovering from the storm, and with first responders who put their lives at risk to save members of the community who remained at home during the storm, according to a release issued by the White House.
Atlantic City and the other four barrier islands, including Brigantine, Ventnor, Margate and Longport remain closed until further notice due to extensive damage caused by the storm. Much of the northern portions of the Atlantic City Boardwalk were destroyed by the storm.
On Tuesday afternoon, county officials said much of the city remains under water, and the water is unsafe for those in the city to drink due to contamination. It only impacts Atlantic City, which uses ACMUA water.
The county has had 14,000 gallons of water shipped to the city, according to county officials.