Rensselaer, NY, Nov 27, 2012 — Governor Cuomo says Hurricane Sandy caused more damage than Hurricane Katrina, and is now asking for $41 billion from the federal government. Cuomo says New York's congressional delegation has promised the help.
After a meeting with New York's congressional delegation, Cuomo has come up with a detailed list of costs from Superstorm Sandy. The governor and his aides have calculated that repair and restoration costs have reached $32.8 billio, and they say an additional $9.1 billion is needed for mitigation for future storms. The governor calls the numbers a "snapshot of the damage now".