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FIRST REPORT: President Trump Offers Assistance To Governor Murphy

President Trump phoned Governor Murphy to offer him federal government assistance in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias. 

Governor Murphy told TLS that he spoke to both President Trump and FEMA officials regarding their potential involvement in helping New Jersey get back on its feet.

“Both the White House and FEMA called to offer their assistance and have been in constant touch and I thank them for that,” Murphy told TLS.

Tropical Storm Isaias knocked out the power if more than 1 million New Jerseyans and power companies are struggling to restore electricity in a timely manner.

Damage from the storm is also estimated to be costly, with high winds having knocked down many trees, many that are now blocking roadways or on structures.

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