Isabella Minneci, 45, had to retreat to the

Isabella Minneci, 45, had to retreat to the third story of her Long Beach home with her daughter Skyler, 3, and her mother Eleanor Minneci, when the surge caused by superstorm Sandy flooded their basement and first floor. Thanks to the help of friends and neighbors, she was able to clean up the damage and begin repairs on her home. "Little by little the house is coming together," Minneci said. (Oct. 29, 2013) (Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney)


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