Staten Island family describes their ‘roller coaster ride’ since Sandy

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STATEN ISLAND (PIX11) – PIX11 first met Scott and Dee McGraff after the storm and they had just gutted their New Dorp Beach home of 10 years.  For some time, they were left homeless with their two daughters and dog.  Today, they describe the past year as a roller-coaster.

“Everyday you wake up and you’re still seeing it. Today is really no different for us than any other day,” said Scott McGraff.

Just minutes away in Ocean Breeze section of South Beach, the majority of residents want out and continue to beg the state to buy them out.  The same neighborhood lost two lives on October 29, 2012.  Ella Norris and James Rossi and the homes they lived in with their families are all gone and now a memorial remains in their honor.