Obama promises long-term aid for Sandy victims

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Barack Obama has been visiting some of the areas worst affected by superstorm Sandy.

More than 120 people were killed when Sandy slammed ashore last month, devastating the US northeast coast. The gigantic storm caused an estimated 40-billion euros worth of damage.

The US president touched down on Staten Island in New York to inspect recovery efforts and promised long-term aid for reconstruction.

“I came up here right after the storm and I promised to everybody that I was speaking on behalf of the country when I said we are going to be here until the rebuilding is complete,” he said. I’m also going to be coming back in the future to make sure that we have followed through on that commitment,” Obama added.

Tens of thousands of people were made homeless or displaced by the storm with many more still without power.