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Electricians Repair Houses as Part of the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power

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Electrician works on wiring
New York, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2012 -- Electricians Juan Montoya and Steve Gagliardi of TC Electric work in the home of Vincent Ribaudo who's house was flooded during Hurricane Sandy. The repairs are part of a program that FEMA designed, in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) Pilot Program to assist State, local and Tribal governments in performing work and services essential to saving lives, protecting public health and safety, and protecting property. In particular, FEMA intends STEP to provide essential power to affected residences, thereby reducing the demand for other shelter options and allowing individuals to return to or remain in their home. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA - Location: New York, NY
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