South Shore hotel refugees reunite at Best Western in Massapequa Park

South Shore residents who found safety at a Best Western hotel in Massapequa Park in the weeks and months following Superstorm Sandy rekindled their special

The hotel was a home away from home for 40 South Shore residents who were displaced by the storm.

The hotel was a home away from home for 40 South Shore residents who were displaced by the storm. (10/29/13)

MASSAPEQUA PARK - South Shore residents who found safety at a Best Western hotel in Massapequa Park in the weeks and months following Superstorm Sandy rekindled their special bond at a reunion Tuesday evening.

The hotel was a home away from home for 40 South Shore residents who were displaced by the storm. It even won an award from the Best Western chain for its hospitality toward Sandy victims.

“They were wonderful,” said Barbara Rooney, of Wantagh, who spent eight weeks at the Best Western. “We felt like we were home.”

Many of those who stayed at the Massapequa Park hotel during the storm kept in touch with each other to provide support through the rebuilding process.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Donald Trump will be sworn in as 45th 1 Donald Trump to be sworn in as President today
VIDEO: 'El Chapo' escorted out of McArthur Airport 2 VIDEO: 'El Chapo' escorted out of McArthur Airport
Police say detectives bought heroin during an investigation 3 Police: Heroin overdose leads police to arrests in Freeport
FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2016 file 4 Drug lord 'El Chapo' extradited, flown to Suffolk airport
Chopper 12 was over a fire in a 5 Chopper 12 over Massapequa fire

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

A crowd of more than 100 people gathered Frustrated Sandy victims rally against FEMA

Dozens of Superstorm Sandy victims who blame FEMA for mucking the recovery process as they

Chuck Burgio, 53, says 4 feet of water Sandy victim forced to live in yard

Nearly 10 months after Superstorm Sandy, a Lindenhurst man says he's been forced to live

Residents in Lindenhurst still without power after 10 days

Lindenhurst residents who have been without power for 10 days say they?ve been forced to

Fran Dawson's home was gutted two weeks after South Shore struggles to rebuild 1 year after Sandy

Today's anniversary was bittersweet for many Sandy victims along the South Shore. One full calendar

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE