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Schumer: State Will Get More Than $6 Billion In Sandy Aid In 2014

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Senator Charles Schumer says the state will get more than $6 billion in Hurricane Sandy aid in 2014.

Schumer released a progress report, which shows where some of the $60 billion in aid have already gone and where more of the money will eventually be going.

Schumer says $1.4 billion of next year's money will go directly to homeowners.

Another $2.5 billion will be used for more FEMA obligations, and $1.5 billion will go to transportation projects.

"The spigots will be open, the money will flow, and a year from now, people will feel a whole lot better about the Sandy process than they do today," Schumer said.

Schumer's report also outlined what work still needs to be done, including mitigation projects that will help protect the city and state from future storms.

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