Sandy cost NY, NYC $42B in damage, loss

Sandy cost NY, NYC $42B in damage, loss

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NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 22: Volunteer inspect boxes of donated food and supplies at an Occupy Sandy distribution Center on November 22, 2012 in the Staten Island borough of New York City. Sections of Staten Island were hard hit by flooding from Superstorm Sandy. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 3:32 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- An official in the New York governor's administration says Superstorm Sandy ran up a $42 billion bill on New York and the state and New York City are making big requests for disaster aid from the federal government.
 
The official provided the new, higher total on the condition of anonymity because an announcement was scheduled for later Monday.
 
The cost includes $32 billion for repairs and restoration and $9 billion for mitigation of damage and for preventive measures for the next disastrous storm.
 
Gov. Andrew Cuomo met with the New York's congressional delegation Monday to discuss the new figures. The delegation, Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will now draw up a request for federal disaster aid.
 
Bloomberg estimates the city's cost alone at $19 billion.

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