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A new report details federal spending on hurricane recovery 10 years after Hurricane Sandy hit the New York City metro area.

Data from the federal government shows which neighborhoods still need the most protection.

“We're seeing such a dramatic change in the type of weather events that we're facing as a result of climate change," said FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell, New York City's former OEM commissioner.

Those who did receive the aid got on average $4,700, which advocates say hasn’t come close to helping rebuild their lives.

“We can close gaps in aid and help New Yorkers in need,” Governor Kathy Hochul said.

"Climate change poses an existential threat to our lives, our economy," Biden said. "The threat is here. It's not going to get any better. The question is, can it get worse? We can stop it from getting worse."

"We have to go where the need is greatest, and so many of our mass sites will gradually start downscaling so that we can use our resources to target communities where vaccination rates are still low."

On Friday night, President Donald Trump officially declared a "major disaster" in New York State. This means that New York will be able to access the federal Disaster Relief Fund, which has over $42 billion.