Submitted by ub on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 22:44

Obama toured Staten Island along with Gov. Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer.

The president promised to work with Congress to come up with the resources necessary to support the restoration of the area.Obama arrived on Staten Island via helicopter.
He also toured parts of Queens and Brooklyn that were hit hard by Sandy.

FEMA, SBA, IRS and the Red Cross have tents on-site to help survivors register for assistance, get answers to questions and find information about state, federal and local programs. As of Approximately 1,500 survivors have received services at this particular center.