President Obama to tour New York storm damage

Satellite view of Hurricane Sandy

Satellite view of Hurricane Sandy (Credit: News 12)

LONG BEACH - President Obama will get a first-hand look at the devastation to Long Island today.

The commander in chief expected to fly over parts of the Island that now look drastically different following Sandy.

Obama has already seen the storm damage in New Jersey. He is expected to tour southern Staten Island by foot, and then will reportedly to get an aerial view of areas such Long Beach and Fire Island. This will be the president’s first trip to New York since his re-election.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Gov. Andrew Cuomo will join Obama on his tour. Cuomo is estimating that the recovery will cost the state about $30 billion.

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