FEMA and Superstorm Sandy: NYC and nearby counties approved for more aid

NEW YORK - New York Cityand nearby counties hit hard by Superstorm Sandy have been approved for expanded federal aid for roads, public buildings and parks.

New York officials say the areas initially approved for federal disaster assistance funding have now been approved for additional aid by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. New York City is eligible for the funding along with Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island and Westchester and Rockland counties north of the city.

The areas are now eligible for federal reimbursement for road systems, water control facilities, public buildings, public utilities, and parks.