Skip to comments.Cuomo: NY superstorm damage could total $33B
Posted on 11/08/2012 2:12:01 PM PST by Kartographer
Damage in New York state from Superstorm Sandy could total $33 billion when all is said and done, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday as the state began cleaning up from a nor'easter that dumped snow, brought down power lines and left hundreds of thousands of new customers in darkness.
A damage forecasting firm had previously estimated that Sandy might have caused $30 billion to $50 billion in economic losses from the Carolinas to Maine, including property damage, lost business and extra living expenses. Cuomo's estimate will likely push the bill even higher.
A damage estimate of even $50 billion total would make Sandy the second most expensive storm in U.S. history, right behind Hurricane Katrina. Sandy inundated parts of New York City and New Jersey with a storm surge as high as 14 feet, killed more than 100 people and left more than 8.5 million people without power at its peak.
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Let them raise taxes, they love taxes so much. Hey NYC and Jersey (where it stinks....) pay more taxes. You pay for it.
You’re not getting anymore money from this conservative. Let the govmnt take care of you.
I thought Obama already made it all better. Maybe Bruce Springsteen can loan you a few bucks.
Raise taxes on everyone and thing in those areas affected.
There are plenty of rich bastards in NYC that will be glad to pay in, because they are obviously not donating.
Sure he has a big enough stash - all we have to do is get more people on food stamps so more money flows back into the economy.
Wow, where would we be without great minds like Nancy Pelosi?
Bet the GOP and OBAMA send him a check!!!!!!!!!!!! I left that state in 1980 and am I glade..
No sympathy for the blue states about to be hit. Sorry, folks, but karma is a ....
33 Billion......Put that in perspective - in the last 5 years the federal reserve gave 16 TRILLION of your tax dollars to foreign governments. How’s that for a WTF! moment?
Well, you better start tap dancing for pennies then, Andy. Have Sandra Lee help you.
Considering all the damage New York has done to the rest of the country: let them freeze in the dark.
The comments are 99% against the NY and the lefties who voted for Barky. Absolutely no sympathy whatsoever.
Wonder how this storm situation is going to impact Cuomo’s chances in 2016. You know he’s going to run.