Obama issues disaster declaration for parts of New Jersey

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration to help parts of New Jersey recover costs stemming from the blizzard dumped nearly 3 feet of snow in January.

The White House says federal funding is available to state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged in Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Somerset, Union, and Warren counties.

Federal money also is available on a cost-sharing basis for snow assistance for a continuous 48-hour period during or proximate to the Jan. 22 to Jan. 24 storm in Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Somerset, Union, and Warren counties.

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