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Hurricane Sandy damages, losses estimated at $50 biliion: NY governor

Thursday, 8 November 2012 - 11:58pm IST Updated: Thursday, 8 November 2012 - 11:59pm IST | Agency: Reuters
Superstorm Sandy caused an estimated $50 billion in damages and economic losses for the US Northeast region, with New York state sustaining $33 billion in damages, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said.
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Superstorm Sandy caused an estimated $50 billion in damages and economic losses for the US Northeast region, with New York state sustaining $33 billion in damages, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday.

"That is a staggering number, especially with the financial situation we've been in," Cuomo told a news conference.

(Reporting by Daniel Trotta; editing by Stacey Joyce)


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