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HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Governor Chris Christie says all 21 New Jersey counties will now be included in the major disaster area declaration, so all residents will now be able to seek assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Administration.

Christie made the announcement during a news conference in Hoboken on Sunday afternoon.

The governor also said progress has been made in restoring power to those who lost their service when Superstorm Sandy struck last weekend.

Christie noted that fewer than 1 million residents were without power as of Sunday, compared with 2.7 million who lost their electricity at the height of the storm. Christie called the change “substantial progress.”

The governor also said he’s hopeful the PATH service will reopen by the end of the week.

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