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L.I. Town To Hold ‘Rebuild Right’ Seminar For Residents Still Impacted By Sandy

Seminar To Be Held At Hofstra University On Thursday
The Fehlings' Island Park house is under construction. They lost their original home in Sandy. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

The Fehlings’ Island Park house is under construction. They lost their original home in Sandy. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Superstorm Sandy

ISLAND PARK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Nearly nine months after superstorm Sandy destroyed homes all across Long Island, a seminar will be held for those still working to rebuild their homes.

Michael and Gabrielle Fehling’s Island Park home was decimated when Sandy roared ashore on Oct. 29.

The frame is up and construction is ongoing as the couple waits to get back in their home.

Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray said residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed can make improvements to protect against another major storm.

“To avoid health risks associated with poor mold remediation exposure to flooding,” said Murray.

LINK: More On “Rebuild Right” Seminar

The Fehlings said they have done a number of things to protect their two-story home, including raising the whole thing.

“I’m working on a water purification system,” Gabrielle Fehling told Diamond.

“Putting our boiler and everything up on the second floor so we don’t have to worry about that being damaged if there is another storm,” Michael Fehling said.

A how-to seminar called “Rebuild Right” will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Hofstra University so storm-affected residents can get more information on how to protect against future storm damage.

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