Statement by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos

Dean G. Skelos

November 08, 2012

Working with local officials and others, Governor Cuomo is doing everything he can to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  I have been in constant contact with the Governor, and we have worked together on New York State’s response.

However, it’s time that the federal government does much more about the devastation and death brought by this terrible storm, made worse by last night’s Nor’easter.  With winter approaching, hundreds of thousands remain without power, and countless others will soon need to be housed and fed before we face the prospect of people freezing to death in their homes.

President Obama should be reminded that we are facing a massive, Katrina-style disaster here on Long Island.   We need an aggressive federal response, and we need it now, to assist our residents in meeting their basic, everyday needs.