New York, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2012 -- CNN reporter Susan Candiotti, left, talks with Robert Ribaudo, right, in the home of Ribaudo's father that was flooded due to Hurricane Sandy. Ribaudo was part of the Rapid Repairs program and the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEP) Program. 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
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