Anna Sale is the host and managing editor of Death, Sex & Money, WNYC’s interview show about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation.
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.