LINDENHURST - A man living in his backyard since his Lindenhurst home was flooded during Superstorm Sandy will soon get his home back.
News 12 Long Island aired Charles Burgio's story in August after getting contacted by one of his neighbors. Burgio's home was flooded during Sandy and he was living in a motel paid for by FEMA until the funding stopped. He was then forced to live in his backyard.
When the story aired, Angelo Genova, a contractor from A&S Construction, who says he's known Burgio for more than 40 years, visited him and offered to fix his house.
“The last time I saw Chuck, he was in my wedding party and that was 32 years ago,” said Genova.
Work has since started on repairing Burgio's home, while people continue to donate supplies and volunteer to help rebuild.
Repairs could take up to two months.