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Superstorm Sandy

Hope And Frustration In Lindenhurst

Lindenhurst is still trying to rebuild one year after the storm.

As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, a man named Tony said he’s still not back in his house and doesn’t know when he will be.

“Well, we hope to but you know it’s a mostly out-of-pocket expense. The insurance companies have really been miserable,” he said.

He said pieces of his neighbor’s house crushed part of his home that he’s owned for 23 years.

“My engineer tells me I’ve got $70,000 worth of foundation damage due to the storm but my insurance company doesn’t recognize that,” said Tony.

As 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported, South 8th Street floods so easily that the street itself has been raised a few times.

Following Sandy, many residents are raising their houses to prevent future flooding.

“They’re actually going up like popcorn on this block, but some of them had been raised just prior to the storm,” one resident said. “I’d love to raise my family in this community and I’m willing to make the personal investment it takes to storm- and weatherproof my house.”

House in Lindenhurst still under construction a year after Sandy, Oct. 29, 2013. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

House in Lindenhurst still under construction a year after Sandy, Oct. 29, 2013. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)