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Langford's comments outrage Atl. Co. officials

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ATLANTIC COUNTY -

There is a war of words brewing between Atlantic City and Atlantic County officials.

In his official state of the city address earlier this week, Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford criticized Atlantic County officials for their evacuation plans for the city during Hurricane Sandy.

Atlantic County Emergency Management Coordinator Vince Jones responded to those comments Friday in a statement.  Jones says he felt compelled to set the record straight, criticizing the city's shelters and evacuation plans.  Jones also said in the statement that it is up to each town to identify shelters, and come up with emergency evacuation plans, which is why he says it is unfair his office has been criticized.

"One thing that frustrates me is to make the accusations being made, that the county and state did nothing. The time is right now for the city to step up, they need to take ownership on what they did not do for their residents and face the truth," Jones said in an interview with NBC 40 on Friday.

NBC 40 reached out to Mayor Langford for further comment on this story, but our calls were not returned Friday night.

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