MANVILLE - New Jersey flood victims could be the casualties of a budget battle in Washington.

If Congress doesn't approve funding soon, money will run out for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as thousands of New Jerseyans are reaching out to the agency for help.

> For New Jersey residents with damaged property and destroyed belongings, the stalemate over FEMA funding in Congress could cut off a lifeline.

If Congress cannot agree on funding FEMA, this would be the first time in history that U.S. disaster aid ran out.