NY officials update residents on Sandy's aftermath

THE BRONX - Six days after Superstorm Sandy, officials are still trying to sort through the problems residents have been dealing with for a week now.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 730,000 New Yorkers remained without power this morning, 12,000 of whom are in The Bronx.

The governor also said that the gas shortage is a short-term problem, but may take a few days to alleviate.

With many residents returning to work tomorrow, the MTA will face its first test since Sandy struck last Monday. The governor said that service will not be normal and it's important to map out your route before entering the system.

FEMA administrator Craig Furgate said today that 86,000 households have already applied for recovery funding, and FEMA has already deposited $97 million into the accounts of applicants.

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