Feds: $1.7B in HUD money for NY storms recovery

Posted at: 04/26/2013 4:04 PM | Updated at: 04/26/2013 4:45 PM
By: AP

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A $1.7 billion plan to help New York homeowners and businesses recover from a trio of destructive storms has been announced by state and federal officials.              

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan say Friday in Albany that the spending from a federal disaster fund is intended for victims of Superstorm Sandy and tropical storms Irene and Lee.              

On Long Island, state Sen. Dean Skelos of Nassau County said this week that residents are recovering slowly from Sandy. But he says many are trying to decide whether to try to rebuild or abandon their neighborhoods, in part because of a response by the federal government some residents feel has been too slow.

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