Official: Checks In The Mail For Thousands Of Long Islanders Still Rebuilding After Sandy

BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Financial assistance is coming to Long Islanders still recovering from superstorm Sandy.

As WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported, Jon Kaiman, the state Special Advisor for Long Island Storm Recovery, told a crowd of several hundred in Babylon Thursday night that the money is coming.

Millions of dollars in relief funds are expected to be doled out in checks arriving in a matter of weeks, Kaiman said.

The frustrated crowd openly grumbled, but Kaiman promised help is coming, Xirinachs reported.

The money in question will be used to help with future reconstruction and to help with mortgage payments for displaced homeowners.

The checks will go to about 6,000 property owners.

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