President Obama made an appearance on Staten Island Thursday after first taking in a bird's-eye view of Hurricane Sandy's enduring damage from a helicopter. Among a sea of white tents housing disaster-recovery services, the president met with several survivors as well as local officials and federal aid workers, promising that he'd continue to make regular trips to the region to ensure a complete and expeditious recovery. "There's still a lot of cleanup to do," he said. "People still need emergency help. They still need heat. They still need power, they still need shelter, kids are still trying to figure out where they're going to school."
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