Cleanup continues for Jersey Shore homeowners

November 6, 2012 3:37:32 PM PST
Piles of debris littered the street of one Ventnor community and residents work to cleanup what is left of their homes.

One homeowner told Action News the water rose to a couple of feet within a matter of minutes during the storm. He said he actually dropped his insurance for the first time in 17 years because he lost his job.

FEMA has been out to inspect homes in the community, and homeowners hoping the federal government will help them get back on their feet.

"FEMA is saying in 3 to 7 days we should know something, and that they will cover the basics to help get our house back. My roof in the back leaks, so that all came in, so that is all a disaster," said Joe Elliot.

"It's just a disaster in there," said Ryan Elliot. "If it wasn't for all of the neighbors helping and everything, I don't know what we would have done. For days we just ripped out carpet and took out furniture."

Residents are concerned about the approaching Nor'easter. They are hoping that it will not have the impact that Sandy did.


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