Superstorm Sandy Victims: Federal Aid Can’t Come Fast Enough

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Superstorm Sandy victims had their sights Saturday on Washington, D.C., hoping to avoid political gridlock as they work to get the money needed to recover from the storm.

As CBS 2’s Amy Dardashtian reported, President Barack Obama is asking for more than $60 billion to be earmarked for the Tri-State Area, but the final decision has to come from Congress. That prospect has storm victims worried.

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The figure is less than the $83 billion New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sought Thursday from Obama in extra disaster aid for his state plus New York and Connecticut.

President Obama also signed an executive order Friday establishing a Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force.

Web Extra:Read The Executive Order Here

Meanwhile, many areas of New York and New Jersey remain disaster zones, and will take a long time to rebuild. But insurance checks…

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