Cumberland County, N.J. allocates funds for storm damage

    Cumberland County, N.J., isn’t waiting for help from the feds to clean up flood damage.

    Freeholders there voted last night to use $800,000 for emergency repairs.

    Gov. Chris Christie has declared a disaster to ask for federal help, but last night’s vote would take money from a capital improvement fund for some things that just can’t wait.

    The Vineland Daily Jounral reports the money hadn’t been assigned to another project, and could use the $800,000 to make a small dent in the estimated $20 million worth of storm damage.

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