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Obama heading to Paterson, N.J., Sunday

Much of Paterson, N.J., has been under water in the aftermath of Irene.

President Obama will travel there Saturday to survey the damage, the White House announced.

Here's the White House's release:

Office of the Press Secretary
August 31, 2011

President Obama to Travel to Paterson, New Jersey

WASHINGTON - On Sunday, September 4, the President will travel to Paterson, New Jersey, to view damage from Hurricane Irene. 

Today, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate traveled to New York and New Jersey to survey response and recovery efforts on the ground following Hurricane Irene and to reaffirm the federal government's ongoing commitment to supporting our state and local partners as those important efforts continue. Yesterday, Administration officials made similar trips to Connecticut, North Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia.

More details on the President's travel to Paterson will be released as they become available