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Costs from Sandy possibly $33b, N.Y. governor warns

State also faces huge cleanup job from nor’easter

NEW YORK — Damage in New York state from Hurricane Sandy could total $33 billion when all is said and done, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday as the state began cleaning up from a nor’easter that dumped snow, brought down power lines, and left hundreds of thousands of new customers in darkness.

A damage forecasting firm had previously estimated that Sandy might have caused $30 billion to $50 billion in economic losses from the Carolinas to Maine, including property damage, lost business and extra living expenses. Cuomo’s estimate will likely push the bill even higher.

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