Biden Directs Federal Aid to NY, NJ After Deadly Flooding

At least 50 people were killed in six Eastern states as record rainfall last Wednesday overwhelmed rivers and sewer systems.

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Residents wait a worker picking up debris, Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, in Passaic, NJ., from their flood damaged home in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
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President Joe Biden approved major disaster declarations Monday greenlighting federal aid for people in six New Jersey counties and five New York counties affected by devastating flooding last week from the remnants of Hurricane Ida. At least 50 people were killed in six Eastern states as record rainfall last Wednesday overwhelmed rivers and sewer systems. Some people were trapped in fast-filling basement apartments and cars, or swept away as they tried to escape. The storm…

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