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Disaster relief en route, N.Y. says

ALBANY, N.Y. — Victims of major storms over the past two years — Hurricane Sandy and hurricanes Irene and Lee — will start seeing government checks to help reopen homes and businesses in what state and federal officials described Friday as a speedy process.

Some of $1.7 billion in federal block grant money will be released soon to repair and rebuild tourist destinations including boardwalks, mostly on Long Island, in time for the summer season.

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