Obama views superstorm recovery in New York City

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Associated Press

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 15 at 11:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama is in New York City to view recovery efforts from the massive Superstorm Sandy.

Obama today is meeting with affected families, local officials and first responders who have been dealing with last month's deadly storm. The president's visit began with an aerial tour of storm damage with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and other top officials. The officials looked at damage in the Far Rockaway area, as well as Breezy Point, Staten Island and other hard-hit areas.

Obama is also visiting a federal disaster recovery center and take a walking tour of a neighborhood affected by the storm.

Obama's visit comes as thousands of people in the New York region remain without power -- especially in New York City's low-income public housing complexes.

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