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Stony Point bands together after Sandy

Nina Brabham, 51, hugs her son, Anthony Jamieson,

Nina Brabham, 51, hugs her son, Anthony Jamieson, 12, at the Stony Point Conference Center, which has been transformed into a shelter for families displaced by Hurricane Sandy nearly a month ago. The Brabhams, who lived on River Road directly across from the Sea Wall, lost their rental home but received $5,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to relocate. Like many in their situation, they are finding it difficult to find an apartment with reasonable rent and in the same school district as the one they lived in before. (Nov. 27, 2012) Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The residents of Stony Point displaced by Hurricane Sandy nearly one month ago have found solace in one another after coming together at the Stony Point Conference Center, which has been transformed into a shelter. FEMA has requested that the 110 residents at the shelter find permanent residence by Dec. 14, causing alarm for many. (Nov. 27, 2012)

Nina Brabham, 51, hugs her son, Anthony Jamieson,
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

Nina Brabham, 51, hugs her son, Anthony Jamieson, 12, at the Stony Point Conference Center, which has been transformed into a shelter for families displaced by Hurricane Sandy nearly a month ago. The Brabhams, who lived on River Road directly across from the Sea Wall, lost their rental home but received $5,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to relocate. Like many in their situation, they are finding it difficult to find an apartment with reasonable rent and in the same school district as the one they lived in before. (Nov. 27, 2012)

The residents of Stony Point displaced by Hurricane
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The residents of Stony Point displaced by Hurricane Sandy nearly one month ago have found solace in one another after coming together at the Stony Point Conference Center, which has been transformed into a shelter. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is evicting the 110 residents Dec. 14, causing alarm for many who can't find homes for a reasonable rent. (Nov. 27, 2012)

Efrian Mazariego, 7, right, cries on the floor
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

Efrian Mazariego, 7, right, cries on the floor at the Stony Point Conference Center, which has been transformed into a shelter for families displaced by Hurricane Sandy nearly a month ago. (Nov. 27, 2012)

Anthony Jamieson, 12, shows other children at the
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

Anthony Jamieson, 12, shows other children at the Stony Point Conference Center a YouTube video of his street after Hurricane Sandy destroyed it. His family, which lived on River Road directly across from the Sea Wall, lost its rental home but received $5,000 from FEMA to relocate. (Nov. 27, 2012)

Anthony Jamieson, 12, and Jennifer Serrano, 15, console
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

Anthony Jamieson, 12, and Jennifer Serrano, 15, console each other at the Stony Point Conference Center, which has been transformed into a shelter for families displaced by Hurricane Sandy nearly a month ago. (Nov. 27, 2012)

Anthony Jamieson, 12, and Jennifer Serrano, 15, console
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

Anthony Jamieson, 12, and Jennifer Serrano, 15, console each other at the Stony Point Conference Center, which has been transformed into a shelter for families displaced by Hurricane Sandy nearly a month ago. Serrano said her family moved to Stony Point from the Bronx "for a better life, but look what happened." (Nov. 27, 2012)

Residents and workers try to recover from the
Photo Credit: Susan Stava

Residents and workers try to recover from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to many of the homes along Beach Road in Stony Point. (Nov. 3, 2012)

Damage from Hurricane Sandy is seen at the
Photo Credit: Susan Stava

Damage from Hurricane Sandy is seen at the Stony Point Bay and Marina Yacht Club. (Nov. 3, 2012)

Hurricane Sandy destroyed a trailer owned by Andy
Photo Credit: Angela Gaul

Hurricane Sandy destroyed a trailer owned by Andy and Yesenia Lopez in the Ba Mar trailer park in Stony Point. The roof was ripped off and a tree fell through the structure. (Oct. 31, 2012)

This waterfront home was badly damaged by Hurricane

This waterfront home was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy's storm surge. (Nov. 27, 2012)

Homes along Beach Road in Stony Point suffered
Photo Credit: Susan Stava

Homes along Beach Road in Stony Point suffered heavy damage from superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 3, 2012)

The Immaculate Conception church in Stony Point hosts
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The Immaculate Conception church in Stony Point hosts a Thanksgiving dinner for those families still displaced by Hurricane Sandy. The dinner, conceived by Emily Morgese, a 13-year-old from Garnerville, had 150 volunteers feeding nearly 75 people. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Immaculate Conception church in Stony Point hosts
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The Immaculate Conception church in Stony Point hosts a Thanksgiving dinner for those families still displaced by Hurricane Sandy. The dinner, conceived by Emily Morgese, a 13-year-old from Garnerville, had 150 volunteers feeding nearly 75 people. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Immaculate Conception church in Stony Point hosts
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The Immaculate Conception church in Stony Point hosts a Thanksgiving dinner for those families still displaced by Hurricane Sandy. The dinner, conceived by Emily Morgese, a 13-year-old from Garnerville, had 150 volunteers feeding nearly 75 people. (Nov. 22, 2012)

The Immaculate Conception church in Stony Point hosts
Photo Credit: Faye Murman

The Immaculate Conception church in Stony Point hosts a Thanksgiving dinner for those families still displaced by Hurricane Sandy. The dinner, conceived by Emily Morgese, a 13-year-old from Garnerville, had 150 volunteers feeding nearly 75 people. (Nov. 22, 2012)

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