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Life Slowly Getting Back To Normal For Sandy-Ravaged LI Communities

Superstorm Sandy Damage In Lindenhurst Dec. 19, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Superstorm Sandy Damage In Lindenhurst Dec. 19, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

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LINDENHURST, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Nearly two months after superstorm Sandy devastated parts of Long Island, the clean-up effort is finally coming to an end for some residents.

Lindenhurst resident and firefighter Pete Cittadini was out responding to nearly 100 calls the night the storm hit.

WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reports

But when he came home, he had four feet of water in his house.

“Everything was floating all over the place. All the cars were floating, everything was destroyed,” Cittadini told WCBS 880’s Monica Miller. “The neighbors, everybody got water – so we all pitched in and helped each other and pretty much got through it.”

His daughter and two granddaughters moved out during the cleanup. But with the help of a good contractor, Cittadini said they’ll return home shortly.

“We’re about two weeks out from being done. They came right away, this company. They’re the best,” Cittadini told Miller.

Cittadini said he thought about selling his home before Sandy hit after his wife died. He said he’s now made a final decision.

“This just makes it a little easier now. It made it easier to move too because pretty much everything on the first level got destroyed, so I threw everything away,” Cittadini said.

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