A worker retrieves items from a factory in the flood waters of the Passaic River days after the passing of Hurricane Irene in Paterson

 
A worker retrieves items from a factory in the flood waters of the Passaic River days after the passing of Hurricane Irene in Paterson
A worker retrieves items from a factory in the flood waters of the Passaic River days after the passing of Hurricane Irene in Paterson, New Jersey, August 31, 2011. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano toured regions of New Jersey heavily damaged by flooding from Hurricane Irene. REUTERS/ Mark Dye (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)