New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo reportedly wants the federal government to send $30 billion in disaster aid for New York City and other areas battered by Hurricane Sandy. More than 10 percent of the money — $3.5 billion — would be earmarked for repairing bridges, tunnels, and subway lines. Another $1.6 billion would go toward rebuilding homes, including apartment buildings, damaged or destroyed by the superstorm. Cuomo said Sandy caused a total of about $50 billion in damage in the region, just over a third as much damage as Hurricane Katrina left behind on the Gulf Coast in 2005.
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