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New York needs $42 billion for Sandy cleanup

Posted By Amanda Bayhi On November 28, 2012 @ 8:26 pm In Construction News | No Comments

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Burned houses in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on November 20, 2012 in Breezy Point, NY. More than 80 houses were destroyed in out-of-control six-alarm blaze. Leonard Zhukovsky / Shutterstock.com

 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday that his state needs $26 billion to clean up and restore after the damage Sandy caused and to prevent such destruction from taking place again, UPI reported [2].

Cuomo, along with the state’s congressional delegation, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and county officials from Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester, assessed the damage from the late-October superstorm during a meeting in Albany.

Cuomo estimated $32.8 billion in damages caused by the storm and another $9.1 billion is needed for projects such as flood prevention for the roads, subway tunnels and World Trade Center site.

Read the full story at UPI.com [2].


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