A crowd watches from a street corner Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in Paterson, N.J., as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano make a stop on a tour... more 
A crowd watches from a street corner Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, in Paterson, N.J., as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano make a stop on a tour of areas flooded by Hurricane Irene. Later it was announced to the crowd that President Obama had signed a disaster declaration for hard-hit New Jersey after Hurricane Irene left much of northern New Jersey flooded. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, Pool) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mel Evans, Pool
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 9:18 AM EDT