Mastic Beach residents still in limbo after Sandy
A somber anniversary today as Long Island marks two years since Superstorm Sandy destroyed homes, businesses and, in many cases, lives.
Sandy hit the Island as a Category 1 storm, with gusts recorded as high as 96 mph. The winds, rain, and torrential flooding also did major damage to beaches and dunes.
Sandy was blamed for over 100 deaths in multiple states, including at least 13 on Long Island.
News 12 Long Island's Erin Colton spoke with residents in Mastic Beach this morning who still are not back in their homes and claim they are struggling to get funding from NY Rising.
Jim and Jennifer Griffin say they were given the option of taking a buyout or live in their home and wait for the rebuild funds. They say they carry inhalers in their pockets due to the mold their home is covered in. However, they say they are determined to get back into their home and want NY Rising to assist them in doing that.