WAYNE - President Barack Obama got a first-hand look at the devastation left in Irene's wake, giving one Wayne resident his personal assurance that her neighborhood would not be forgotten.

Arib Jerai says that for the second time this year, her neighborhood is cleaning up after a devastating flood.

Jerai says President Obama told her that he plans to help the state, including everyone on her street, as they recover from damage caused by last week's tropical storm.

FEMA is making disaster aid available statewide, but Washington lawmakers have been feuding over federal spending, possibly landing New Jersey's flood victims in the middle of that fight.

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