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Cuomo: Sandy cost state $42 billion

An American flag hangs amid the wreckage on Thanksgiving Day in the Breezy Point community of the Rockaways in New York City.
An American flag hangs amid the wreckage on Thanksgiving Day in the Breezy Point community of the Rockaways in New York City.
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Superstorm Sandy ran up a $42 billion bill on New York, and state and New York City congressional leaders are preparing big requests for federal disaster aid. The cost includes $32 billion for repairs and restoration, but also includes an additional accounting of $9 billion for mitigation of damage and for preventive measures for the next disastrous storm. “It’s common sense; it’s intelligent,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said of the effort to seek preventive work for ...


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