Obama Signs NJ Disaster Declaration After Lee

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in New Jersey in the wake of Tropical Storm Lee.

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    President Barack Obama high fives a boy as he stops at a "road to recovery center" at a Lowe's department store after visiting flood damage caused by Hurricane Irene in Paterson, N.J.

    President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in New Jersey in the wake of Tropical Storm Lee.

       
    Obama on Friday ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in areas affected by Lee from Sept. 6 to Sept. 11.
       
    The federal funding will be available to state and local governments and some nonprofits for emergency work and repair in five New Jersey counties. They include Hunterdon, Mercer, Passaic, Sussex and Warren.
       
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency says more counties could receive assistance after additional assessments are made.