FEMA announces grant money for Nassau, Long Beach

Gov. Cuomo says it's good news, but it's just the first step in terms of recovery funds.

Sandy lived up to her name in Long Beach, dumping tons of sand all over the city's streets.

Sandy lived up to her name in Long Beach, dumping tons of sand all over the city's streets. (12/16/12)

LONG BEACH - Officials announced today that parts of Long Island are getting a helping hand from the federal government to pick up the pieces in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Seven weeks after the powerful storm hit, FEMA is stepping in with some much-needed grant money. Nearly $16 million will be allocated to Nassau County and more than $24 million will go to the City of Long Beach.

It's welcome news for those hit hard by the storm, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo stresses that it's just a first step. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are all waiting for Congress to approve a $60 billion disaster aid package and they're hoping it gets done before lawmakers leave Washington for the holidays.

The $60 billion package is expected to be introduced in the Senate tomorrow.

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