Obama Signs Bill for Sandy Flood Insurance Claims

10:24 AM, Jan 7, 2013   |    comments
e tunnel under West Street at the Battery in NYC is completely flooded to the top. Photo by Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY staff
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Some $9.7 billion will now be available to victims of Superstorm Sandy.

President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that increases the borrowing authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency so that more than 100,000 flood claims won't be delayed.

A $51 billion package is expected to be voted on Jan. 15.

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