WOODMERE - There's a new problem for Hurricane Sandy victims who are trying to put their lives back together.

Many homeowners' basements flooded, destroying furnace and hot water systems.

Kevin Rooney, of the Oil Heat Institute of Long Island, estimates 10,000-15,000 homes need immediate repairs or replacement of their heating systems.

Affected residents say many contractors have run out of replacements. They say those who do have boilers and other necessities are jacking up prices.

Contractors say they're looking in places like Poughkeepsie and Albany for the necessary supplies.

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