Gov Cuomo Offers New Yorkers Affected By Sandy Chance To Relocate As Weather Concerns Persist

$171-million Allocated To Help Sandy Victims Relocate

NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — Governor Andrew Cuomo has offered some New York residents who were affected by Sandy money to relocate.

The state has allocated $171-million for homeowners who are willing to sell their homes as concerns over climate change have prompted fears that more extreme weather could be on the way.

Staten Island Residents May Use State Funds To Relocate As Fears Of Further Storms Persist

Ten-thousand homes in New York were damaged or destroyed by Sandy, but the Cuomo administration estimates that only ten to fifteen-percent of them will pursue buyouts.

While most residents appeared ready to rebuild their homes and stay put, a number of residents in storm battered Staten Island communities told 1010 WINS reporter Gary Baumgarten that they would be interested in relocating.

“I think it’s great if it happens, I mean I’m down here 39-years, and we do get water. But that was more than water,” said one Oakwood Beach resident.

Payments would be capped at $729,750 for a single family home.

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