Some homeowners still plagued by Superstorm Sandy cleanup
Updated On: Jan 11 2013 04:35:45 PM CST
Sandy may have struck more than two months ago, but the cleanup continues for some.
Ron Milisits' one-time piece of paradise in Lynn Twp., Lehigh Co., is the definition of destruction.
"It's like I don't see much progress, even though I just spent eight hours doing nothing but cutting," Milisits said.
An ax is a good tool to have, as Hurricane Sandy knocked down more than 50 trees on Milisits' two-acre property.
Milisits said much of his insurance money has been tied up in red tape, forcing him to wait on paying a $24,000 contracting bill.
"If I had a dollar for everyone who said that, I wouldn't have to worry about the insurance money," Milisits said when asked if he has a fireplace.
Images from Google Maps show the dramatic landscape change, which Milisits admitted has been difficult to deal with.
"I know it's harder on my wife. She comes home looking at this place and going, 'It's not the same.' She's not as comfortable. I'm sure some depression, 'cause I can see it a little bit," Milisits said.
If Milisits has anything to say about it, however, Superstorm Sandy was no match for the human spirit.
"It's never going to be the same. It will be different, but every bit as nice. It's just going to take awhile," Milisits promised.
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