FEMA denies appeal for NJ flood assistance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) yesterday rejected an appeal by Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) to provide funding for communities affected by the March floods.

The governor had appealed an earlier decision that denied the state's request for a major disaster declaration.

Christie says many victims of the flooding live in low-income areas and are under-insured. He says Passaic County alone racked up nearly $5 million in public aid costs.NJ communities hit by floods rejected by FEMAFEMA surveying flood damage in northern Nj

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