TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama has issued a disaster declaration
for parts of south Jersey in the wake of the June 30th
Obama ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in
Atlantic, Cumberland and Salem counties.
The counties were battered by a line of severe thunderstorms which downed
trees, power lines and poles, sparked fires and destroyed some homes.
Two people were killed when a tree fell on their tent in a Salem County state
A preliminary damage assessment put the cost at more than $17 million for the
Federal funds will be available to state and local governments and certain
nonprofit private organizations.
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