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Milford works to help victims of Hurricane Sandy

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Hurricane Sandy struck nearly three weeks ago and some shoreline communities are just now realizing how much destruction they really have.

Milford is dealing with a huge shortage of available housing with thousands of homes in need of repairs and hundreds unlivable. People displaced are now all fighting over what's left.

"A lot of them (Milford residents) are living on couches of family and friends, so they have places to stay for the time being," said Milford Mayor Ben Blake. "But as weeks wear on that may not be an option."

One of those residents is Jeff Picard. He rents a home in Milford and does not have to worry about repairing his home. However, he is looking for his fourth place to stay.

"The biggest thing for me was just finding a place," he said.

Milford is working with the federal government and neighboring towns to find affordable housing because with the cold winter, trailers really are not an option.

United Way announced Friday they are creating a Hurricane Sandy relief fund, which will help some people afford temporary places.

Some Milford residents are temporarily living more than 30 miles away and the city is still helping get their kids to school.

Picard recently moved into his new place, but he joked with Eyewitness News that he's ready for whatever's next.

"All we need now is a volcano," he said. "Think that's the only thing we haven't had."

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