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Sandy damages, losses estimated at $50 billion: New York governor

A worker deposits steel onto the top of a pile of debris stacked up outside of homes damaged from flooding that inundated the area during hu
A worker deposits steel onto the top of a pile of debris stacked up outside of homes damaged from flooding that inundated the area during hu

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Superstorm Sandy caused an estimated $50 billion in damages and economic losses for the U.S. Northeast region, with New York state sustaining $33 billion in damages, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday.

"That is a staggering number, especially with the financial situation we've been in," Cuomo told a news conference.

(Reporting by Daniel Trotta; editing by Stacey Joyce)

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