Sandy-ravaged seniors say they're being neglected

Tenants of the Long Beach Senior Complex say their building is in bad shape. (1/17/13)

LONG BEACH - Long Beach seniors say they're still being put at risk months after Superstorm Sandy devastated their community.

Tenants of the Sandy-ravaged Long Beach Senior Complex say the building only has one working elevator and the electronic security unit is broken. Some claim homeless people are roaming the halls.

Residents attended the Long Island Regional Planning Council meeting today in hopes that the council will pressure the Long Beach Housing Authority to get the building fixed.

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Meanwhile, recovery efforts are now under way on Fire Island, where the Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA spent the day assessing damage. Teams collected information about what types of debris need to be removed, like vegetation, construction and household furnishings. That data will be given to a contractor in hopes of expediting the cleanup .

The Army Corps of Engineers hopes to begin cleanup next week.

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