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Firefighter talks healing after losing home to Sandy

  • Damage now estimated to be between $30 billion and $50 billion
  • Dr. Drew talks to retired NY firefighter Matt Long, who is on the road to healing

Almost a week since Superstorm Sandy hit, New York City residents continue to struggle with the effects of its aftermath.

The damage is now estimated to be between $30 billion and $50 billion, according to disaster modeling firm Eqecat, exceeding the firm's pre-storm estimate of $20 billion.

There is massive destruction, power outages, long lines for gas and food shortages to name just a few issues the storm’s victims are dealing with at this time.

In the video clip above, watch as Dr. Drew talks to retired New York firefighter Matt Long who lost his home due to a fire. He tells the doctor about his family's road to healing.

Dr. Drew On Call airs Monday through Wednesday on HLN at 9 p.m. ET.  Follow the show on Facebook and Twitter @DrDrewHLN.


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