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Wicomico County Business Helping in Jersey Shore Recovery

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SHARPTOWN, Md.- A year-and-a-half after Hurricane Sandy hit, the recovery efforts continue on the Jersey Shore. The help has been coming from all over, including here on Delmarva. One Wicomico County business is helping those devastated by the storm pick up much more than just the pieces.    

 It is hard to forget the images of a battered Jersey Shore, left behind by Hurricane Sandy.

“We kind of started realizing the magnitude of the damage, and our part in helping people put their lives and their houses back together because of that,” said Gabriel Matyiko of Expert House Movers of Maryland.

Matyiko told WBOC that in the wake of Sandy, his family’s business went from getting about ten calls a week to 30 calls a day.

“We actually move and raise entire houses from place to place, but also up and down,” he explained. “When we go and we work on a job site and mobilize, two, three days later, a house is ten feet in the air, or it's on the other side of the street.”

Not just houses; historic buildings, light houses and even airport terminals, too. But while those projects are planned, this was different.

“People were, these were their homes and their homes were completely devastated and we represented the first part of the process of getting them back in their home,” he said. “So, meeting with these people and actually doing the work, it's very emotional and they're extremely grateful and thankful.”

Of course, Matyiko said, the restoration effort goes far beyond just their work.    

“There's probably, for every house that we raise or every house mover that's up their working, there's ten or twelve or fifteen roofers or contractors or GC's or plumbers or electricians,” he noted.

According to Matyiko, putting the Jersey Shore back together will take at least another three years.

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