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Cold comfort for Sandy victims awaiting relief

Friday, January 04, 2013 - 01:14

Jan. 4 - Frustration for victims of Superstorm Sandy as they await needed funds for the recovery. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Breezy Point in the New York borough of Queens some two months after Superstrom Sandy. Many house have been abadoned. Some people will never come back. Cody Doran is working on his grandmother's house. It was flooded in three feet of water. His family was promised $30,000 in relief money. They have only have seen $12,000 of it. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CODY DORAN, HOMEOWNER'S GRANDSON, SAYING: "My grandmother has been displaced since Hurricane Sandy. And it is a concern that there is a hold up in the funding. This is a strong middle class working area and we pay our taxes. It's time that the people in this community in Breezy Point see some of that support from the government." Funding to help the voictoims of Sandy has been caught in a political storm. On Friday the House of Representatives approved 9.7 billion in initial relief funds. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JOE MORAN, OWNER OF DESTROYED HOME, SAYING: "But it was all political shifting and that's not fair to us. We are the ones suffering from all of this you know." Later this month the House will vote on the rest of the 60 billion relief package. Which may be cold comfort for those still suffering in the aftermath.

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Cold comfort for Sandy victims awaiting relief

Friday, January 04, 2013 - 01:14

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