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Over 10,000 NYC homes damaged by Sandy repaired

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Sunday that the city's rapid repairs program has repaired more than 10,000 homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy. 

The program is in collaboration with FEMA to help New Yorkers return to their homes as soon as possible. 

The city deployed contractors and thousands of skilled construction workers to do emergency work -- free of charge to residents. The workers focus was on restoring basic services like heat, power and hot water.

Bloomberg said the city will do the same for thousands of more homes in the coming weeks.

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