New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a storm recovery conference on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. More than 100 New York communities slammed by severe storms and massive flooding in

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a storm recovery conference on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. More than 100 New York communities slammed by severe storms and massive flooding in the last two years, all seeking shares of $750 million in federal rebuilding aid, are also competing for $3 million bonus grants. With Cuomo again warning that extreme weather has become increasingly common, planners are in Albany outlining updates under "New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program." (AP Photo/Mike Groll) less 

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