4 years after Sandy, Milford woman faces heartbreaking move
This weekend marks four years since Superstorm Sandy tore through the tri-state, leaving damage and destruction in its wake, and some southwestern Connecticut residents are still picking up the pieces.
Many people who live in the quiet beachside community along Platt Street in Milford were devastated by the effects of Sandy. Among them was Paola Goren, who says her life has never been the same.
"It's at a point where if a storm even comes, I can't sleep," she says. Painful memories of Sandy leave her fighting back tears.
Goren says her basement was flooded and the repairs cost about $15,000. Now, in order to afford her insurance post-Sandy, she would have to elevate her home, but it's something she just can't afford.
"My only option now is to sell our home because we can't get any help," Goren says.
Her father bought the home because he wanted to live by the water.
"I'm trying to be positive because I've seen home completely destroyed down around our streets, I mean just around the corner," she says. But staying positive is tough because she will have to leave the place she's lived most of her life.
"My hope would be that I could stay at my home and I could fix it and make it safer for us, but I don't think that's realistic," Goren says. "I don't know how I could have that happen."