NY Gov. Cuomo Proposes Buying Homes Devastated By Sandy To Preserve Flood Prone Areas


Oakwood Beach resident Samantha Langello, who lost her home, stands... Fotografia de notíciasAcidentes e Desastres,Christine Quinn,Cidade de Nova Iorque,Civil,Condições Meteorológicas,Condições meteorológicas extremas,Danificado,Destruição,Distrito Residencial,EUA,Enchente,Ficar de Pé,Furacão,Horizontal,Ilha de Staten,Política,TempestadePhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 05: Oakwood Beach resident Samantha Langello, who lost her home, stands in the the heavily flood damaged Staten Island neighborhood on February 5, 2013 in New York City. In a program proposed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York state could spend up to $400 million to buy out home owners whose properties were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. The $50.5 billion disaster relief package, which was passed by Congress last month, would be used to fund the program. If the program is adopted, homeowners would be relocated and their land would be left as a natural barrier to help absorb future floods waters. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)