Nov. 12 (Bloomberg) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he intends to ask the federal government for a special appropriation of about $30 billion to help the recover from economic and physical damage caused by superstorm Sandy.

That amount “would be fair,” considering the damage to infrastructure and economic losses from closed businesses, Cuomo said today. The governor estimated the total cost of the storm at $33 billion. Funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be enough to cover only New York’s immediate needs, such as housing and basic repairs, he said.

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