The US House of Representatives has approved a $9.7b aid package to pay insurance claims for the many home and business owners afftected by Superstorm Sandy, which sparked destructive floods across the eastern coast two months ago. The House voted 354-67 on Friday to pass the bill, which replenishes the National Flood Insurance Program that was due to run out of money next week with about 115,000 hurricane-related claims. Kristen Saloomey has more from New York, one of the states hardest hit.
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