Cuomo to Seek $30 Billion in Aid for Storm Relief (NY Times)

November 12, 2012 – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo plans to ask the federal government for at least $30 billion in disaster aid to help New York City and other affected areas of the state recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, according to top administration officials. In making the case for federal aid, the governor’s advisers provided a staggering inventory of need as the city and state continued to rebuild in the storm’s deadly wake: $3.5 billion to repair the region’s bridges, tunnels and subway and commuter rail lines; $1.65 billion to rebuild homes and apartment buildings; $1 billion to reimburse local governments for overtime costs of police, fire and other emergency personnel; and several billion dollars in federal loans and grants to affected businesses. In all, Hurricane Sandy caused more than $50 billion in damage in the New York region, according to Cuomo administration officials.

Link to Full Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/12/nyregion/cuomo-to-seek-30-billion-in-aid-for-storm-relief.html?hp&_r=0&gwh=A968C241948303265B4AB156933D68FE

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