Clock Is Ticking On Hurricane Sandy Victims - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Clock Is Ticking On Hurricane Sandy Victims

Posted: Updated:
WILDWOOD, N.J. -

Hurricane Sandy forced them from their homes. Now FEMA may force some victims from their temporary homes.

More than a dozen families have been staying at the Days Inn in Wildwood since their homes were damaged or destroyed by the storm.

"We are stuck in this room" said Renee Sotelo from Toms River. She, her husband and daughters ages 6 and 9 years old have spent the last 2 month in room 211.

"Pretty cramped living in a hotel room with children and no real home"

When Sotelo's rental home in Toms River was destroyed, FEMA sent the family to Wildwood on November 6th and they've been staying here ever since. But the family was told by a FEMA representative last week their stay may be ending. Their temporary housing vouchers will end on January 11th and so far the state has not extended the deadline. It means victims will have to fend for themselves.

"Everyone is out on the street. Right now I'm trying to get to Jacksonville Florida where my family is" said Sotelo.

Most Sandy refugees we spoke with say they would like to rent a new apartment but rental prices have skyrocketed since Sandy.

"A two bedroom that went for 800 before is now going for 1600" Sotelo said.

But despite the move to a new town and adjusting to a new school Sotelo's 9-year-old daughter put it all in perspective.

"I got my family. That's all that matters..as long as you have your family..family is everything"

FEMA says 240 New Jersey hotels are still housing Sandy victims. So far FEMA has distributed $1.5 billion dollars in assistance.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Vigil Held For Teen Killed On North Philadelphia Basketball Court

    Vigil Held For Teen Killed On North Philadelphia Basketball Court

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:48 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:48:59 GMT
    A shooting on a North Philadelphia basketball court has left a 17-year-old man dead.
    A shooting on a North Philadelphia basketball court has left a 17-year-old man dead.
  • Swedesboro Liquor Store Owner Accused Of Racist Comments

    Local Liquor Store Owner Accused Of Racist Comments

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:31:44 GMT
    A quiet little liquor store in Gloucester County is stirring up a big controversy. The store's owner is under fire accused of making racist comments to customers.
    A quiet little liquor store in Gloucester County is stirring up a big controversy. The store's owner is under fire accused of making racist comments to customers.
  • Police: Man Kills Wife At Hospital; Son Found Dead In Home

    Police: Man Kills Wife At Hospital; Son Found Dead In Home

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:28 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:28:18 GMT
    Authorities say a man shot and killed his wife, then shot himself at a New Jersey hospital around 9:25 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
    Authorities say a man shot and killed his wife, then shot himself at a New Jersey hospital around 9:25 a.m. on Wednesday morning.
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices