Some People Still Waiting For Help One Year After Sandy

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (October 29, 2013) A year after Superstorm Sandy struck, a New Jersey woman whose family's home had to be torn down says she's still on a waiting list "for everything."

Debbie Fortier says the family started to repair the storm-damaged house, only to have inspectors tell them later that it was too badly damaged to fix.

They were forced to raze the home and moved into a friend's basement.

Fortier drove to Seaside Park Tuesday morning to tell Gov. Chris Christie that the family has yet to receive any aid.

After the governor finished speaking at a firehouse, she walked out of the building with him, arm-in-arm, and told him of the troubles her family has faced.

Afterward, she asked reporters, "How long am I supposed to wait?"

She said she takes Christie at his word that help is on the way, whenever that might be.

Tuesday was stirring up frightening memories for people who survived the waves and wind that lashed their homes.

"People are terrified of the ocean, even though we've lived here all our lives,” a woman who lives in the New York City coastal neighborhood of Belle Harbor said.

Sandy made landfall at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29, 2013, sending floodwaters pouring across the densely populated barrier islands of Long Island and the Jersey shore.

The storm was blamed for at least 181 deaths, and property damage of $65 billion.


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