Almost $230 million in federal relief for New Jersey’s Irene clean-up

    New Jersey’s federal relief for Hurricane Irene continues to grow and is now nearing $230 million, the Star-Ledger reports.

    Reviews of the Halloween weekend snowstorm began Monday after Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency. Stemming from the Irene disaster declaration, more than $150 million has gone toward housing and needs assistance, and $74 million for small business disaster loans.

    Nov. 30 is the relief application deadline.

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