As badly as New York City was hit by Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey was directly in its path when it made landfall, with 20-foot surfs. It is, in the opinion of the NJ state climatologist David Robinson "what we feared. I’m stretching to find a case where this storm could have been worse. Everything is unprecedented. I can reel off a long list of horrible storms, but I can’t think of any worse than this."

Many towns are without power or running water, there are reports of gas price gouging, and much of NJ's famous and beloved shoreline is destroyed. NJ Governor Chris Christie, who officially cancelled Halloween, promised residents that they "will rebuild," and has been trying to comfort residents.

Here's a roller coaster that was thrown into the water:

Christie met with President Obama for tour of the region today.