6 years after Sandy, Red Hook Winery braces for next big storm

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Six years after Superstorm Sandy hit New York, several Brooklyn businesses have worked hard to rebuild.

Red Hook Winery owner Mark Snyder tells News 12 that his business has made a lot of progress but is still not exactly the same as it was before the storm hit.

He says even though the winery reopened just six months after Superstorm Sandy, he lost millions of dollars in fermented wine, bottles of wine and equipment.

Furniture inside the business was all donated by people in the community because Snyder had decided to reinvest his money to rebuilding with a storm contingency plan. He has now bought tarps to cover up his equipment and hang from the ceiling the next time a storm hits with flooding.

Snyder says the business has also started to produce a wine called Island Hope where 100 percent of the proceeds go to hurricane recovery efforts in the Caribbean.

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