Union Beach family eager to rebuild after Sandy

Glenn Cottrell recently moved his family into a temporary housing unit after a painstaking process. (2/28/13)

UNION BEACH - It took Union Beach resident Glenn Cottrell 116 days before he could move his family of five into a three-bedroom mobile home from FEMA, a process he says took too long.

Cottrell’s home was flooded with 6 feet of water and has been rendered unlivable. The painstaking process of getting a temporary housing unit required him to get letters from a building inspector, Monmouth County officials and the mayor.

Cottrell is hoping to follow his neighbor's lead and have his home demolished so he can begin the rebuilding process.

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He can also apply for $30,000 in FEMA grant money.

Emergency management officials say other Union Beach families who are rebuilding have either moved in with relatives or into RVs parked outside their damaged properties.

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