LINDENHURST, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Volunteers spent the day Saturday cleaning up homes that were flooded in Lindenhurst, Long Island, so that the process of rebuilding after the damage of Superstorm Sandy can begin.

As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, the volunteers removed the floors, furniture and debris from two houses.

“The house we are at now needs further rip out of the kitchen, some more walls, cabinetry and general cleanup,” said Gerard McGibbon of Lindy Manpower.


Volunteers clean up damage from Superstorm Sandy in Lindenhurst. (Credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

McGibbon said sadly, some people will be living with relatives, or in hotels, for many more months.

“We are still finding horror stories and people are still crying, devastated, lost and confused,” he said. “They want to get back into their homes. It’s been four months. Honestly speaking it’s probably going to be another four months for most of these people, if not longer.”

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