By Levon Putney

HOWELL, NJ (WCBS 880) — Many New Jersey homeowners are slowly recovering from flooding that devastated much of the state, but in most cases the damage is already done.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reports

A flood damaged door sits atop crumbled drywall and other debris in Ronnie and Maria Rizzi-Mormino’s driveway.

“That’s mold down there. you see that mold. the black mold,” said Ronnie

“That’s horrible,” said Maria. “Who’s going to want to come here and buy this?”

Their house alarm shorted out after the flooding and like so many others, they just want to be bought out.

“I just want out of the house and not ruining my credit,” said Maria.

“I think it’s our collective attitude that the federal government should pay for exactly what you see here today,” said acting governor Kim Guadagno.

Guadagno says over $100 million in federal disaster aid has been doled out so far, but says if you have damage, you need to file a claim now.

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