+-
Bryonna Lent, 7, hugs her mother, Heather, as (Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Bryonna Lent, 7, hugs her mother, Heather, as she sits next to her other daughter, Kayla, 9. The family have been living at the Stony Point Convention Center in Stony Point since Hurricane Sandy. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Families still living in Stony Point shelter

Two months after Hurricane Sandy, families that lost their homes are still staying at the Stony Point Convention Center, and some have been rejected for FEMA aid. Though grateful for the shelter, they face mixed emotions during the holiday season, and are uncertain about the future. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Bryonna Lent, 7, hugs her mother, Heather, as
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Bryonna Lent, 7, hugs her mother, Heather, as she sits next to her other daughter, Kayla, 9. The family have been living at the Stony Point Convention Center in Stony Point since Hurricane Sandy. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Heather Lent of Stony Point talks about her
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Heather Lent of Stony Point talks about her family's experience since Hurricane Sandy. Lent and her family, who have faced numerous struggles with FEMA as a result of the storm, have been living in various rooms at the Stony Point Convention Center in Stony Point. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Nina Brabham, a single mother from Stony Point,
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Nina Brabham, a single mother from Stony Point, becomes emotional while discussing her life post-Hurricane Sandy. She has been living at the Stony Point Convention Center in Stony Point after losing her home in the storm. (Dec. 29, 2012)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
Nina Brabham, a single mother from Stony Point,
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Nina Brabham, a single mother from Stony Point, becomes emotional while discussing her life post-Hurricane Sandy. She has been living at the Stony Point Convention Center in Stony Point after losing her home in the storm. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Melanie Nelson of Stony Point talks about living
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Melanie Nelson of Stony Point talks about living at the Stony Point Convention Center, the day she is moving out. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Melanie Nelson's belongings sit ready to be moved
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Melanie Nelson's belongings sit ready to be moved into her new apartment away from at the Stony Point Convention Center in Stony Point. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Charles Finney, formerly of New City, discusses his
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Charles Finney, formerly of New City, discusses his life after Hurricane Sandy at the Stony Point Convention Center in Stony Point. Since the storm, Finney said he has tried to get help from FEMA, without success. (Dec. 29, 2012)

John Lent of Stony Point holds his dog,
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

John Lent of Stony Point holds his dog, Midnight, at the Stony Point Convention Center. Lent, his two dogs and the rest of his family are living at the center. (Dec. 29, 2012)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
From left, Kayla Lent, 9; Heather, 33; Bryonna,
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

From left, Kayla Lent, 9; Heather, 33; Bryonna, 7; and John, 40, at the Stony Point Convention Center in Stony Point, where they have been living since Hurricane Sandy hit Oct. 29. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Bryonna Lent, 7, of Stony Point, cradles her
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Bryonna Lent, 7, of Stony Point, cradles her doll in a common room at the Stony Point Convention Center in Stony Point. Bryonna and her family have been living in the convention center since Hurricane Sandy. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Kayla Lent, 9, left, and her sister Bryonna,
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Kayla Lent, 9, left, and her sister Bryonna, 7, appreciate their new dolls in the common room at the Stony Point Convention Center in Stony Point. The sisters, their parents and two dogs have been at the convention center since Hurricane Sandy, and remain uncertain about the future. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Kayla Lent, 9, left, Heather, 33, Bryonna, 7,
(Credit: Caylena Cahill)

Kayla Lent, 9, left, Heather, 33, Bryonna, 7, and John, 40, sit in a common room at the Stony Point Convention Center in Stony Point, where they have been living since Hurricane Sandy. (Dec. 29, 2012)

Sign up for The Point

Go inside New York politics.

Comments

Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.