Requests for food stamps run high after flooding

Social service workers are swamped with emergency requests for food stamps from flood-affected victims in New Jersey.Passaic County officials say they've processed 6,000 residents in

PATERSON - Social service workers are swamped with emergency requests for food stamps from flood-affected victims in New Jersey.

Passaic County officials say they've processed 6,000 residents in six days and expect even more applications when they resume taking them on Monday.

The aid became available earlier this month after President Barack Obama declared New Jersey a federal disaster during a visit to Paterson.

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