Electricians Show Homeowner Damage from Salt Water to Electrical Outlets

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Men show resident electrical box
New York, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2012 -- Electricians Juan Montoya, right, and Steve Gagliardi, left, of TC Electric, show homeowner Vincent Ribaudo, center, of Grant City the damaged electrical box caused by Hurricane Sandy. Ribaudo is receiving assistance from the Rapid Repairs 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