NJ seeks FEMA blizzard aidShelters were opened for 352 people and there were four storm-related deaths
By Justo Bautista
PASSAIC COUNTY, N.J. — Governor Christie sent a letter to President Obama on Tuesday requesting $53 million in "snow assistance" money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for 15 counties — including Bergen, Passaic, Hudson and Morris — that bore the brunt of the Dec. 26 blizzard.
"I have determined that this incident is of such severity of magnitude that effective response is beyond the capabilities of the state and the local affected governments, and that supplementary federal assistance is necessary," the governor wrote.
Full story: NJ seeks FEMA blizzard aid