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Milford residents raise homes 2 years after Sandy

Residents on Orland Street in Milford are still working to elevate their homes, two years after Superstorm Sandy tore through Connecticut. Ann Speller says it has taken a long time for her to get her

News 12 Staff

Oct 30, 2014, 6:42 AM

Updated 3,523 days ago

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Residents on Orland Street in Milford are still working to elevate their homes, two years after Superstorm Sandy tore through Connecticut.
Ann Speller says it has taken a long time for her to get her house back in order. Next month, she plans to start elevating her house above the flood line, but she will be displaced from her house during the process.
Speller says she has lived in her house for 16 years and had just finished recovering from Tropical Storm Irene when they were hit by Sandy. Speller's backyard was submerged under 5 feet of water and a shed got swept away.
Some of Speller's neighbors have already raised their homes and have had to pay for most of the costs on their own. Milford Mayor Ben Blake says 200,000 properties were damaged during Sandy, with 250 considered substantially damaged.


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