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'Sandy' relief delay leaves victims restive
2013-01-05 15:43:25 | (0 Comments)
The United States Congress has passed a US$9.7 billion emergency aid package for victims of hurricane Sandy, just over two months after the passage of the storm.
Flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy.
The bill will prevent a flood insurance fund from running out of money by next week.
Politicians in New York and New Jersey, two of the states hardest-hit by the Category One storm, have complained about the lengthy delay by Congress to approve the package.
They pointed out that it took Congress 10 days to approve a US$50 billion aid package for victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Hurricane Sandy several areas across the east coast of the United States last October killing at least 120 people.
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