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Cory Booker, Newark, New Jersey Mayor, Invites Hurricane Sandy Victims To His House

11/01/2012 05:31 pm ET | Updated Nov 02, 2012

Don't ever change, Cory Booker.

Hurricane Sandy hit the state of New Jersey head-on when it made landfall on Monday, decimating the Jersey shoreline and knocking out power to over a million people.

In the storm's aftermath, the Newark mayor has been tweeting non-stop, offering updates on power outages, calming frazzled constituents and checking up on those in need.

And now he's inviting neighbors without power to seek refuge at his house.

On Thursday, Twitter user @my_serenelove sent a tweet to Booker, complaining about the loss of power at her home. Booker's response? Come on over.

She did.

And then some other people came over too. Booker fed them.

Public Service Enterprise Group Inc, New Jersey's biggest utility, reported on Thursday that around 775,000 of its customers were still without power, down from a high of 1.7 million.

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez (D) spent Wednesday touring parts of the Jersey Shore devastated by Sandy. In a phone conversation with HuffPost Live, Menendez described the destruction caused by Sandy as "the worst devastation I've seen."

President Barack Obama declared parts of New Jersey major disaster areas on Tuesday.

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