Displaced Massapequa families hope Sandy nightmare will end by Christmas

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MASSAPEQUA (PIX11) – Beth Henry of Massapequa choked back tears, as she held her four year old daughter, Andie, in her arms by the Florence Avenue beach Tuesday night. She pushed a paper “wish lantern” into the water.

Asked when she would return home, Henry told PIX 11, “We’re close, we’re getting close.”  Andie kissed her mother’s cheek, hoping to soothe her.

Beth and her husband, Anthony–a New York City firefighter–have been displaced from their Forest Avenue home ever since super storm, Sandy, struck last October 29th. They joined other displaced families by the very still water Tuesday night.

There was no wind–and the night followed a sun-filled day.

The Henry’s were told by one contractor re-building could cost $122,000.  Insurance offered less than half that amount.

The Henry family hopes to be back home by Christmas. On this anniversary, PIX 11 offered a recap of what happened on Long Island last October 29 th.