Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., left, accompanied by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., points to a map showing the areas devastated by Superstorm Sandy, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 14, 2012, where they outlined a proposed plan to help protect the coastal communities in New York from future storms. (Photo: AP/Harry Hamburg)

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) not to clawback millions in federal Superstorm Sandy funds given to Long Island’s Town of North Hempstead and Long Beach School District.

Reports from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) recommended that these funds be disallowed. The storm struck the East Coast on Oct. 28, 2012.

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