Superstorm Sandy effects still being felt in parts of Brooklyn
Many parts of Brooklyn are still recovering from the effects of Superstorm Sandy on its four-year anniversary.
The Brooklyn-Queens waterfront and southern Brooklyn were two of the hardest-hit areas, with heavy exposure to the storm surge.
The destruction along the shorelines was widespread, displacing families, destroying businesses and leaving long-lasting economic damage still being felt.
Volunteers, many of whom are skilled laborers, were installing new floors, securing ceilings and fixing the foundation Saturday at of one Brooklyn home that was devastated by Superstorm Sandy.
Denise Garrett says they tried to secure funding to make repairs to her family's home but didn't qualify. Her home is one of four being repaired by volunteers with Rebuilding Together.
For months following the storm, the city and FEMA stepped in and handed out nearly 4 million meals in areas like southern Brooklyn.