Five years later, homeowners on the East Coast are still recovering from Superstorm Sandy. Even those with insurance are still struggling to get money to rebuild. That’s because thousands of them were systemically underpaid by their insurance companies.
Anthony Eramo hunkered down in his Long Beach home with his two children during Superstorm Sandy. Like many of his neighbors, he didn’t evacuate. They weathered the storm during the first high tide. But in the evening the second high tide brought a surge of water.
Five years ago this Sunday, Hurricane Sandy began to form off the coast of Jamaica. Within a week the hurricane evolved into a deadly and destructive superstorm. In the U.S. alone, it left 157 people dead and caused more than $71 billion in damage.