President Barack Obama and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate greet New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on the tarmac at Atlantic City International Airport in Atlantic City, N.J., before touring Hurricane Sandy storm damage, Oct. 31, 2012.

President Barack Obama and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate greet New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on the tarmac at Atlantic City International Airport in Atlantic City, N.J., before touring Hurricane Sandy storm damage, Oct. 31, 2012.

President Barack Obama listens to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood speak during a briefing on the response to Hurricane Sandy at FEMA headquarters in Washington, D.C., Oct. 31, 2012. Pictured, from left, are Secretary LaHood; Energy Secretary Steven Chu; John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate; Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

President Barack Obama listens to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood speak during a briefing on the response to Hurricane Sandy at FEMA headquarters in Washington, D.C., Oct. 31, 2012. Pictured, from left, are Secretary LaHood; Energy Secretary Steven Chu; John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate; Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

President Obama at Red Cross

The President discusses relief efforts for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. October 30, 2012.

President Barack Obama participates in a conference call with electric utility executives to discuss the restoration of power for those who lost electricity during Hurricane Sandy, in the Situation Room of the White House, Oct. 30, 2012. John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and Alyssa Mastromonaco, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, listen at right.

President Barack Obama participates in a conference call with electric utility executives to discuss the restoration of power for those who lost electricity during Hurricane Sandy, in the Situation Room of the White House, Oct. 30, 2012. John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and Alyssa Mastromonaco, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, listen at right.

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to discuss the ongoing response to Hurricane Sandy, in the Oval Office, Oct. 30, 2012. Alyssa Mastromonaco, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, sits at right.

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to discuss the ongoing response to Hurricane Sandy, in the Oval Office, Oct. 30, 2012. Alyssa Mastromonaco, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, sits at right.

President Barack Obama receives an update from officials via video teleconference on the ongoing response to Hurricane Sandy, in the Situation Room of the White House, Oct. 30, 2012. Pictured, from left, are: John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; Tony Blinken, National Security Advisor to the Vice President; David Agnew, Director for Intergovernmental Affairs; Alyssa Mastromonaco, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations; and Chief of Staff Jack Lew.

President Barack Obama receives an update from officials via video teleconference on the ongoing response to Hurricane Sandy, in the Situation Room of the White House, Oct. 30, 2012. Pictured, from left, are: John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; Tony Blinken, National Security Advisor to the Vice President; David Agnew, Director for Intergovernmental Affairs; Alyssa Mastromonaco, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations; and Chief of Staff Jack Lew.

President Obama Makes a Statement on Hurricane Sandy

President Obama discusses efforts underway to prepare for Hurricane Sandy and urges those who may be affected by the storm to take all needed precautions. October 29, 2012.

President Barack Obama talks with Richard Reed, Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, left, and John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, about the ongoing response to Hurricane Sandy, in the Oval Office, Oct. 29 2012.

President Barack Obama talks with Richard Reed, Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, left, and John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, about  the ongoing response to Hurricane Sandy, in the Oval Office, Oct. 29 2012.

President Barack Obama receives an update on the ongoing response to Hurricane Sandy, in the Situation Room of the White House, Oct. 29 2012. Participating via teleconference, clockwise from top left, are: Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano; FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate; Rick Knabb, Director of the National Hurricane Center; Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood; and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. Pictured, from left, are: Clark Stevens, Assistant Press Secretary; Emmett Beliveau, Director of the Office of the Chief of Staff; John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; Richard Reed, Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security; Chuck Donnell, Senior Director for Resilience; Asha Tribble, Senior Director for Response; Chief of Staff Jack Lew; Alyssa Mastromonaco, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations; Press Secretary Jay Carney; and David Agnew, Director for Intergovernmental Affairs.

President Barack Obama receives an update on the ongoing response to Hurricane Sandy, in the Situation Room of the White House, Oct. 29 2012. Participating via teleconference, clockwise from top left, are:  Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano; FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate; Rick Knabb, Director of the National Hurricane Center; Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood; and Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. Pictured, from left, are: Clark Stevens, Assistant Press Secretary; Emmett Beliveau, Director of the Office of the Chief of Staff; John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; Richard Reed, Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security; Chuck Donnell, Senior Director for Resilience; Asha Tribble, Senior Director for Response; Chief of Staff Jack Lew; Alyssa Mastromonaco, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations; Press Secretary Jay Carney; and David Agnew, Director for Intergovernmental Affairs.

President Barack Obama receives an update on the ongoing response to Hurricane Sandy during a teleconference in the Situation Room of the White House, Oct. 29 2012. Attending, clockwise from the President’s left, are: John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; Richard Reed, Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security; Chuck Donnell, Senior Director for Resilience; Asha Tribble, Senior Director for Response; David Agnew, Director for Intergovernmental Affairs; Press Secretary Jay Carney; Alyssa Mastromonaco, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations; and Chief of Staff Jack Lew.

President Barack Obama receives an update on the ongoing response to Hurricane Sandy during a teleconference in the Situation Room of the White House, Oct. 29 2012. Attending, clockwise from the President's left, are: John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; Richard Reed, Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security; Chuck Donnell, Senior Director for Resilience; Asha Tribble, Senior Director for Response; David Agnew, Director for Intergovernmental Affairs; Press Secretary Jay Carney; Alyssa Mastromonaco, Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations; and Chief of Staff Jack Lew.