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Christie Requests Federal Aid for N.J. Snowstorm Cost

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who was vacationing in Florida as his state dug out from a Dec. 26 blizzard, said he would request federal aid for storm-related expenses.

Christie, whose plane from Orlando landed at 5:30 a.m. local time today, signed a letter about six hours later formally requesting a disaster designation from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for 13 counties. FEMA officials will be in New Jersey on Jan. 3 to begin assessing the damage, Christie said during a press conference in Freehold, which got about two feet (61 centimeters) of snow.