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Rapid Repairs program marks major milestone

January 21, 2013 11:00AM

New York’s Rapid Repairs program has completed the work on more than 10,000 houses impacted by Hurricane Sandy, the New York Post reported. The program offers free emergency repairs on heat, power and hot water systems to New Yorkers unable to return to their homes because of the storm. The program is funded primarily by FEMA.

“So far, the groundbreaking Rapid Repairs program has helped more than 10,000 families take a major step down the road to recovery from one of the worst natural disasters in this city’s history — and it is on track to help thousands more,” Mayor Bloomberg said in a statement.

The city defended the Rapid Repairs program in November, after it was criticized for taking too long to go into effect, as previously reported. [NYP]Hayley Kaplan