Workers retrieve items from a factory as they put sand bags in place in the flood waters of the Passaic River in Paterson

 
Workers retrieve items from a factory as they put sand bags in place in the flood waters of the Passaic River in Paterson
Workers retrieve items from a factory as they put sand bags in place in the flood waters of the Passaic River 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)