BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH)-- It's almost been one year since Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Connecticut shoreline and finally Seaside Village residents are getting a helping hand.
At 78, this James Brown has his own way of saying he feels good about free fix ups.
"This is fine. It's just fine," said Brown.
Dozens of co-op units at Seaside Village saw their basements flooded with four feet of water courtesy of Hurricane Sandy .
But damage didn't qualify for FEMA funds.
So it's a half million private Robin Hood dollars paying for repairs. Specifically moving electrical panels out of basements.
"We are a coastal community. We need to be resilient and this makes us a little bit more resilient," said Mayor Bill Finch, (D) Bridgeport.
The mold has been removed from Mr. Browns basement. A new hot water heater and furnace installed. But he'll be singing the blues if a another hurricane hits.
"I'm hoping that there won't be one, that's what I'm hoping because I can't take storm after storm," said Brown.
The united way donating $60,000 to the city's recovery effort.
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