Updated: Wednesday, 06 Mar 2013, 10:33 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 06 Mar 2013, 10:33 PM EST
EAST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- On the shoreline some folks who have already taken a beating over the past several months are getting ready to do battle with mother nature one more time.
A house that was destroyed in Hurricane Irene was rebuilt and the couple was supposed to move in the day Hurricane Sandy hit. They are still fixing their home now and are hoping the impending storm will spare them just this time.
"We lifted the house up 10 feet, pulled it back 15 and put it on concrete steel reinforced structure to prevent further damage," said Al Carocci.
Carocci and his girlfriend Moriah have done a lot of work to their East haven home after it was destroyed in Tropical Storm Irene and was further damaged in Hurricane Sandy.
"Chaos. Just a disaster. You know you always hear stories of people experiencing it, but you don't know what it's like until you're actually a part of it," said Moriah Conlan.
More than a year after Irene and months since Sandy, there is still a lot to do. The couple just recently got a stove but a table of snacks still serves as their kitchen and now there is another storm on the horizon.
"It's discouraging. It seems like we're not getting an opportunity to rebuild," said Carocci.
Some in the neighborhood didn't rebuild, opting to sell their homes instead. For those who stayed, storms can be stressful. The current forecast calls for snow, high winds and flooding and as is routine, coastal residents are ready and trying to stay positive.
"I think stress on us, but I also think its cuddle time. We pack up, we go get tons of food and snacks and go to higher ground and just hope for the best," said Conlan.
But when you live on the beach, there is always another beautiful day on the horizon.
"364 days a year, I wouldn't rather be anywhere else because its beautiful, we're right on the water. It's that one day and unfortunately that day is gonna be tonight, going into tomorrow," said Carocci.
That couple also tell News 8 they were supposed to get a delivery with their refridgerator and other appliances on the day the blizzard hit.
They have already moved their cars to higher ground to prepare for the upcoming storm.