- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island homeowner says he plans to rebuild following the collapse of a house that was still undergoing repairs from the 2012 Superstorm Sandy.

Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/1XC0zi3 ) says the waterfront home in Babylon fell off footings and collapsed Tuesday night.

The family has been living at a rental property during the work.

The homeowner, Randy Stewart, says the house would have been raised permanently to avoid future water damage.

He says the work was delayed while he awaited state funding. The program New York Rising says the homeowner’s most recent grant payment was at the end of March.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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