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Damage in New Jersey estimated at $29.4 billion from Sandy

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New Jersey (WQOW/CNN) - The cost of the damages caused by Superstorm Sandy continues to rise.

In New Jersey, damage is now estimated to be $29.4 billion. That's according to a preliminary analysis from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration. His office says that estimate takes into account damage to buildings, roads, and the toll the storm has taken on the state's tourism industry. The multi-billion dollar number is an initial estimate and may change, possibly getting higher. Sandy hit the region almost four weeks ago. More than 30,000 people remain without power in New York and New Jersey. Earlier this month, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo estimated the damage in his state from sandy was $33 billion.

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