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Well here we go again that's the folks common goal all along the northeast are saying as this massive blizzard.
Brings up to two feet of snow in some areas some areas even more our next guest is resident of New York he was a victim of super -- sandy.
His home was severely damaged.
By the American and he finally.
Got back into his home just last week.
Now he has to deal with this joining us is Roy Lester hi way hi -- I'm actually amazed to see you here that you were able to get in.
From Long Island that you say it was one of the easiest commutes ever -- it really was solved.
If I -- and yes I you know what but we have Long Beach is close enough to the city the city didn't have that much you go out to -- I hear it's -- Now what did you -- -- When you just not into your home I mean people around the country obviously.
Are not focused on -- -- -- -- -- anymore that passed in October they think at least back into their homes and that's not the truth you just got back into your home.
What did you think when you heard there was another massive storm headed your way.
Not again not again you know -- it's just.
I tell you -- when I heard it was snow.
Didn't bother me as much because I'd rather have twelve feet of snow than twelve inches -- -- -- You know I mean mortars the worst you eat it just comes in and destroys -- we think we're looking at pictures of the aftermath of your home.
That's a Steinway piano alone might -- Look at that it would have been lifted up in the -- What it takes so long until just this past week to get back in your house -- And since -- first -- the amount of work what's incredible.
Second -- just the contractors -- one to three -- of contractors.
Because they were so busy they took so many jobs that they would would only spend like a day -- -- of them every week in the house.
And then they come back I called it -- school we keep coming in turn the screw and then come back next week and it was just really horrible I finally found some guys that came in them -- day and and that's when things started happening.
But you you ended up in the beginning nobody could find furnaces.
There was a shortage of sheet rock today it was just horrible.
Did you have insurance I had insurance but it doesn't do any good because I -- I got the insurance money and sent it to the bank.
And the bank now it's making me jump to such hoops I can't believe it.
They were at one point you get insurance money and you have put it in your bank now now.
Because I have the mortgage -- -- -- to the bank because they make it out to you and to the bank.
Then the bank makes you jump through hoops and this is to how Long Beach.
People so many people are sitting there only able to build because the banks are holding the money.
Oh my gosh so you have insurance -- -- into insurance but you can't access the money that is due -- correct.
So I think I mean I'll tell you how silly it got.
I spoke to the bank and I -- look I'm saying you receipts I have to buy cheap -- had to buy a new appliances stuff like that I send you receipts -- No that's not the way it works you have to go ahead get bids send it to less.
Will rule on the bids.
Then we'll have you know if we feel the good anticipation that will cut a check to home people I said let me get this straight so on my contract -- need to box abstruse.
I have to go out get a bid for a box of screws send it over it to you guys then a couple weeks lady you'll cut a check to Home Depot what is my contract to do in the meantime.
He said well that's the way we do things.
Incredible the bureaucracy in the red tape you've had to go through -- adds insult to injury.
Well Lester we're happy here that this storm has not knocked -- out of your house.
Best of luck to you and your -- thanks so effective in telling us about it --
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