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L.I. Couple Creates Brochure To Help People Avoid Hurricane Scammers

5-year-old Reese Chaplin makes art out of a tree downed by Sandy in New Hyde Park, Long Island (credit: Donna Friedman-Chaplin via Facebook)

5-year-old Reese Chaplin makes art out of a tree downed by Sandy in New Hyde Park, Long Island (credit: Donna Friedman-Chaplin via Facebook)

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) - After superstorm Sandy, bully insurance adjusters and unscrupulous contractors are just some of what Huntington resident Wendy Busby says the storm’s victims can expect.

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She learned the hard way after losing her home to fire five years ago.

Since then she and her husband have put together a brochure to help disaster victims avoid the pitfalls.

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“You know, it’s unfortunate that they have a long road ahead of them, and this kind of helps to alleviate a little bit initially,” she told WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs.

Busby is distributing her free brochure to local police and fire departments for public access.

The early days are about survival, she says, but added that the victims will get through it.

“Eventually you’ll see a better light,” she said.

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