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under fire for claiming
Hurricane Sandy was ‘worse
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New York Governor Cuomo
under fire for claiming
Hurricane Sandy was ‘worse
than Katrina’ even though
far more died in 2005 storm

Daily Mail [UK], by Sam Webb

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Posted By:JoniTx, 11/27/2012 3:18:12 PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo is coming under fire after saying that Hurricane Sandy was ´more impactful´ than Hurricane Katrina, even though the 2005 storm still caused significantly more deaths. The New York governor ignored the staggering different death tolls- Hurricane Katrina caused 1,833 deaths while Sandy is attributed in 121 deaths- but went on to say that last month´s hurricane ´affected many, many more people and places than Katrina´. He broached the controversial topic during a press conference on Monday while explaining his rationale in asking for nearly $42billion in federal aid for the reconstruction process.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nimby, 11/27/2012 3:21:03 PM     (No. 9036410)

Cuomo was inept in preparing for the storm and is now trying to pan it off on tax payers all over the country. All this happened in NYT´s backyard and they are silent.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mike43, 11/27/2012 3:27:04 PM     (No. 9036420)

Just demonstrating that famous NY and East Coast hubris.

Just like a 3 year old.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NYBruin, 11/27/2012 3:31:06 PM     (No. 9036425)

Andy has no doubt noticed Chris Christie´s surging poll numbers and is trying to make himself relevant again - and failing!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/27/2012 3:43:00 PM     (No. 9036443)

He is trying to scam everyone for tons of cash...he has to lie about everything, he´s a DIM!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 11/27/2012 3:52:35 PM     (No. 9036456)

Cuomo and Bloomers, perfectly matched to Blanco and Nagin.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: save America, 11/27/2012 3:56:29 PM     (No. 9036459)

The only parallel between Katrina and Sandy was that in both cases,there was a incompetent Democrat governer in charge of prolonging the peoples misery.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: AltaD, 11/27/2012 4:07:53 PM     (No. 9036472)

Imagine that, the little people were able to read between the lines. Yes Cuomo, we know that what you were really saying was --Southeners live in squalor so a hurricane doesn´t impact their lives the way a storm impacts the lives of the oh so superior NYers.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: helibobber, 11/27/2012 5:02:45 PM     (No. 9036546)

Must be a racist. Oh, wait a Dem. Guess not.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/28/2012 4:57:55 AM     (No. 9037024)

Don´t ever ever get between Cuomo and a nickel that he can extract from a taxpayer somewhere. He´s like Schumer and a camera.

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