Newark mayor Cory Booker invites Sandy victims to his house

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, talks with Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker during groundbreaking ceremonies for the Teachers Village development in downtown Newark, N.J. A New Jersey Democratic county chairman says Booker has told him he’s considering running for governor against Chris Christie in 2013, according to The Associated Press, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, talks with Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker during groundbreaking ceremonies for the Teachers Village development in downtown Newark, N.J. A New Jersey Democratic county chairman says Booker has told him he’s considering running for governor against Chris Christie in 2013, according to The Associated Press, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Newark mayor Cory Booker has won widespread praise in the past of his hands on efforts with his cities residents. When it comes to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, he’s burnished his reputation even further, by offering up his home to victims of the storm. The Huffington Post reports:

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.

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