(Atlantic City, NJ) -- President Barrack Obama will arrive in New Jersey this afternoon to tour the hurricane-ravaged areas of the Jersey Shore with Gov. Chris Christie, according to a White House schedule.
The president is expected to land in Atlantic City around 12:25 p.m. and tour the areas along the shore with Gov. Christie beginning at 1 p.m., according to the White House schedule.
The president is expected to be in the Garden State for less than three hours before he departs by 3:15 p.m., according to website.
The White House said Obama will be "talking with citizens who are recovering from the storm and thanking first responders who put their lives at risk to protect their communities."
Christie has repeatedly complimented Obama's response to the storm.
In addition to frequent phone calls and conference calls, the president declared an emergency in the state before Sandy's landfall on Monday and declared a disaster area for Monmouth, Ocean, Atlantic, Cape May, Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, and Union counties, with more counties to follow.