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Explainer: Breaking Down FEMA Math

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

In New York, both Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Andrew Cuomo released updated damage estimates for Sandy. There was a key difference in their calculations.

Governor Cuomo presumed the federal government will cover all of the FEMA-related costs. Bloomberg assumed that the state and city will pick up part of the tab.

WNYC's Anna Sale has been looking into the math — and the politics behind it — and provides analysis of the numbers in the audio above.

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