CNN Radio News Day: November 28, 2012
Palestinian fishermen prepare their boats in the port of Gaza on the Mediterranean coast in Gaza City.
November 28th, 2012
04:32 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: November 28, 2012

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  • Tomorrow Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will go before the UN to seek observer status for the Palestinian Territory. Countries like France, Norway, Spain, and China say they will support the measure while the United States and Germany will likely oppose it.  Dr. Hanan Ashraw, with the Palestinian Liberation Organization,  says statehood would be a historic turning point:

"For the world to begin to work to rectify a grave historical injustice that the Palestinians have undergone beginning with the creation of the state of Israel in 1948." FULL POST

A long year ahead for Sandy insurers, homeowners
Allstate insurance adjuster Larry Steika (left) will be assessing Superstorm Sandy's damage for many months, maybe a year.
November 28th, 2012
11:51 AM ET

A long year ahead for Sandy insurers, homeowners

By Steve Kastenbaum, CNN

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(CNN) - One house at a time. That’s the only way for insurance adjusters to assess the damage from Superstorm Sandy.

With over 300,000 homes damaged or destroyed in New York alone, the work will take many months, maybe a year.

[:40] “The hard part is you want to get everybody like today. You want to make sure that everybody gets taken care of as soon as possible. You want to be there to just let them talk to you,” said Larry Steika, a member of Allstate’s disaster response team.

On this day, Steika was inside John Kelly’s home in Breezy Point, a beach front community in New York City hit hard by the storm. Kelly has already started making repairs, but he needs a check from Allstate to complete the major work.