MetroFocus: Full Episode Dec. 6

| December 6, 2012 7:00 PMvideo

MetroFocus airs Thursday, December 6 at 7 p.m. on WLIW, at 8 p.m. on NJTV, and at 8:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN.

Hosted by Rafael Pi Roman, this edition of MetroFocus examines continuing issues around the aftermath of Sandy, including a look at the effects of mold in the homes of Sandy survivors and FEMA recommendations on how to avoid scammers who exploit the road to recovery.  New Jersey’s First Lady Mary Pat Christie speaks with NJ Today Managing Editor Mike Schneider about her relief fund for the future. Plus a look at the magnificent trees of the New York Botanical Garden, as featured in a new book of photographs and essays.

MetroFocus updates reports on two families' struggle to recover from flooding and mold damage.

FEMA's deputy federal coordinating officer speaks about FEMA's work in New York City and warns homeowners about scams.

The hurricane relief fund, to supplement expenses not covered by FEMA or insurance, has raised more than $18 million.

In Belford, fishing boats weathered the storm out of Sandy’s path but their facilities have been completely destroyed.

While the famous Bronx garden lost 557 trees to Sandy, none of the "Magnificent Trees" featured in a new book were harmed.

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