Hurricane Sandy

New York News
5:00 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Rep. King says Boehner promises Sandy aid votes

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Republican Rep. Peter King says the speaker will schedule a vote Friday for $9 billion in flood insurance and another on Jan. 15 for a remaining $51 billion in the package. The votes will be taken by the new Congress that will be sworn in Thursday.

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Hudson Valley News
1:57 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

New York Lawmakers Lambaste No Vote on Sandy Relief Bill

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The vote to avoid the fiscal cliff left a certain House bill still hanging, as House of Representative leaders did not hold a vote on Hurricane Sandy relief funds, a supplemental appropriations bill. And while lawmakers in the Hudson Valley affected by Sandy voted to avoid the fiscal cliff, they expressed frustration and disbelief at not having the chance to vote on the Sandy Aid package. The Senate did pass a $60.4 billion Sandy disaster relief package a few days ago.  Matt Dennis is the spokesman for Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey, who represents the 18th Congressional District, which includes parts of Rockland and Westchester Counties, areas hard-hit by Sandy.

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New York News
5:29 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Cuomo, NY Congressional Leaders Urge Action on Sandy Aid

Governor Cuomo appeared with leaders of New York’s congressional delegation to urge Congress to finally act on a federal aid package for victims of Superstorm Sandy, seven weeks after the destructive storm.

Governor Cuomo, and New York’s congressional delegation say it’s taking longer to secure federal money for victims of Superstorm Sandy than it did for Congress to act after Katrina.

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New York News
7:29 am
Mon November 26, 2012

FEMA Approves More Than $664M for NY Sandy Victims

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  More than $664 million in federal aid has been approved for New York's victims of Superstorm Sandy by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

FEMA said Sunday that more than 230,000 New Yorkers have requested assistance since the storm hit. The hardest hit areas of the state include Nassau County, which has received about $224 million. Queens County, which includes the hard-hit Rockaways, has received $170 million.

Richmond County, the home of battered Staten Island, has received about $70 million.

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10:30 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

The Capitol Connection #1247

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Guest host David Guistina is joined by Jimmy Vielkind, who covers New York State government for the Albany Times Union and its Capitol Confidential blog. They discuss the state Senate power struggle, Governor Cuomo’s 2016 plans, and Hurricane Sandy cleanup.

Hudson Valley News
10:00 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Orange County Firefighters Volunteer on Long Island

West York, PA Fire Department Capt. Stu Frey collects donations for victims of Hurricane Sandy
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Several members of the 17 fire departments in Orange County, New York that sent volunteers to Long Island to assist after Hurricane Sandy’s devastation recently spoke of their experiences.

Several members of the 17 fire departments in Orange County that sent volunteers to Long Island to assist after Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, Tuesday talked of their experiences while lending a helping hand.

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New York News
7:11 am
Thu November 22, 2012

New Yorkers Offered Temporary Homes in Connecticut

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Residents of Staten Island, New York, who were driven from their homes by Superstorm Sandy will be offered temporary housing in Connecticut. 

Officials announced a plan Wednesday to provide about 25 homes on property owned by Faith Church in New Milford. They hope to have the families living in the homes by Christmas and plan to provide families with food, schooling and other services.

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New England News
12:00 am
Sat November 17, 2012

Connecticut Receives Funds to Hire Workers for Sandy Cleanup

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The Connecticut Department of Labor is set to receive more than $1.8 million in federal funding to hire dislocated workers to help with cleanup and recovery efforts stemming from Superstorm Sandy.

The state's congressional delegation announced Friday the National Emergency Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will help create about 120 temporary jobs.

Initially, more than $610,000 will be released.

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Hudson Valley News
1:14 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Robert Marchant - The Journal News

It’s been three weeks since Sandy caused damage up and down the Eastern Seaboard, including extensive damage in New York City and areas just north of the city in Westchester County.

Local governments and homeowners in Westchester County are still recovering from the storm as they work to dispose of pounds upon pounds of debris. WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke with Robert Marchant, staff reporter at The Journal News, from their Mount Kisco office.

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Hudson Valley News
9:40 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Residents of four more Hudson Valley counties eligible for disaster aid

Four more Hudson Valley counties have been added to the federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Sandy. The declaration now offers Individual Assistance to residents of Orange, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster counties.

Rockland and Westchester counties were approved to receive the assistance days ago along with New York metropolitan area counties. Those two counties are also eligible for Public Assistance aid.

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