PATERSON - President Barack Obama will travel to New Jersey on Sunday to survey damage from Hurricane Irene.

The White House says Obama will visit the northern New Jersey town of Paterson, where flooding continues to cause problems as the state's rain-swollen rivers crest and slowly recede.

President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for New Jersey in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

Many residents tell News 12 New Jersey they hope the federal aid will not only be used to help repair homes, but find a permanent solution to the flooding problem.

City and county offices will be closed again today to keep more cars and people off the roads.