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NY town's Sandy-damaged homes face demolition

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STONY POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Officials of a Rockland County town along the Hudson River say nine homes that remain boarded up after Superstorm Sandy will be demolished.

About 120 homes along Stony Point's shore were flooded. Most have been restored or demolished.

Now, Town Supervisor Geoffrey Finn tells the Journal News (http://lohud.us/1m9USRo ) the remaining nine homes will be torn down because they pose a danger. He says they're on the verge of falling down, especially after the winter's heavy snow.

The town notified property owners of its intentions in May. Many filed applications to demolish the homes on their own. In coming weeks, the town will be discussing what to do with the rest.

Finn says he's optimistic the demolition cost will be reimbursed by FEMA in case the owners' insurance doesn't cover it.

Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com

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