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NYC Mayor announces Home-Repair Program to Help Storm Victims

by Associated Press
home damaged by storm

Pam Andrade, flickr

The program aims to get homeowners back into their homes as soon as possible.

New York City Mayor Bloomberg announced Friday a program to help speed up repairs to homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

The so-called NYC Rapid Repair program is aimed at getting as many people back into their homes as soon as possible.

Starting on Tuesday, New Yorkers whose homes were damaged in the storm can go to a city restoration center, get a Federal Emergency Management Agency number and sign up.

“Once a homeowner signs up, a contractor will come and assess the damage and within a short time, the work will be done,” Bloomberg said.

The Mayor also says he expects FEMA to pay for most of the repairs.



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