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Governor Cuomo: Hurricane Sandy cost New York $33 billion

The New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said that Hurricane Sandy has cost the state $33 billion (£20.7 bn) in damage and economic loss.

Speaking in a televised update, he instructed residents to photograph and get rid of damaged goods instead of keeping them as evidence for insurance companies.

He said there was a risk that excess debris in the streets could become "additional projectiles" in high winds.