A middle-aged couple with three adult children are longtime residents and homeowners in the community of Massapequa, New York. When Superstorm Sandy makes landfall on Long Island on the evening of October 29, 2012, their stable, productive and serene lifestyle is suddenly shattered.
As the storm surge floods their home, along with the homes of thousands of others living in coastal communities, they struggle to survive and then recover as one crisis seems to follow another. During the many trials and tribulations that follow, they experience kindness from family, friends, and neighbors while also facing greed and exploitation from those trying to profit from the misfortune of others.
For most victims in this story and in the real life experiences from Superstorm Sandy, it is a story of resilience in the face of chaos and destruction, but other families and their lives, will never be the same again. As the ninth anniversary approaches, the story of this family's resilience and that of their Long Island community is uplifting, yet the little-known reality is that hundreds of families never really recovered from this tragedy.