Gerritsen Beach family moves back into home once destroyed by Sandy

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A Gerritsen Beach family is finally getting to spend Christmas in a home they call their own after their old house was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

James and Dolores Corbett's lives were changed forever when the storm ripped through their neighborhood five years ago, but now the city's Build It Back program helped raise their home higher after it was rebuilt.

Build It Back aims to provide homeowners with the construction funds necessary to rebuild after Sandy. The program also installed a lift for their son, who is in a wheelchair.

The family says they finally feel safe and immediately got to work putting Christmas displays in the windows of their new home.

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