Cuomo says Sandy cost NY, NYC $42 billion in damage, loss
Tue, 27 Nov 2012 02:10:37 GMT —
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Superstorm
Sandy ran up a $42 billion bill on New York and the state and New York City will make big requests for disaster aid from the federal government.
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.
Cuomo says New York taxpayers can't foot the bill.
He met with the New York's congressional delegation Monday to discuss the new figures that he said is "less than a wish list." The delegation, Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will now draw up a request for federal disaster aid.
Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer and Republican Rep. Peter King say they will work together.