Effects of Sandy linger in Locust Point

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Some residents in Locust Point are still feeling the effects from Superstorm Sandy but say the decisions they make now will help protect them against whatever disasters may come in the future.

The Locust Point Civic Association couldn't meet in its building for 13 months after Sandy tore through the waterfront neighborhood.

"We put it back together the best we could, but a lot of people suffered way worse than ourselves," said Joe Donovan, the civic association's president.

To prepare for the future, a meeting put on by the Department of City Planning showed residents how to save on flood insurance and city-mandated requirements for their homes.

After Sandy, the building needed new walls, plumbing and heating systems, which have since been restored. Nearby residents are back in their homes, although some are still renovating.

Knowing the risks of living on the waterfront, resident say they'll be ready for when nature strikes again.

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