Long Islanders raising homes after Sandy to avoid future flooding
Long Islanders whose homes were devastated by Sandy are raising their houses to protect them against future storms.
Robert Sheridan, of Lindenhurst, decided to raise his home 6 feet higher after it flooded during both Irene and Sandy.
Raising a house can cost $800,000 or more, and Sheridan says he's paying out of pocket because he can't wait around for FEMA aid.
A spokesman from...