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NY to seek $30bn in Superstorm aid

2012-11-12 22:06

New York - An administration official says New York Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to request at least $30bn in federal disaster aid to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy hit two weeks ago today.

The official wasn't authorised to speak publicly because the details aren't final. The official confirms that the administration will use the money to cover costs to repair bridges, tunnels, subways and commuter rail lines.

The money will also help rebuild homes, reimburse local governments for emergency services and make loans and grants to businesses.

The plan was first reported by The New York Times. It's based on an estimated $50bn in storm damages.

The storm left more than 100 people dead across several states, most of them in New York and neighbouring New Jersey.