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Residents impacted by Sandy prepare for Charlotte

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MILFORD, CT (WFSB) -

One Milford homeowner is preparing for winter storm Charlotte after Hurricane Sandy filled his house with 4 feet of water.

"It did a lot of damage," said Mark Elias about Hurricane Sandy.

Following the storm, he had to spend months in an apartment, while his place was gutted and repaired. With Blizzard Charlotte looming, Elias said he remains cautiously optimistic.

"As long as we don't have these tidal surges," Elias said. "That's what we worry about down here."

The National Weather Service said there could be some flooding at high tide Friday towards midnight.

Another Milford resident has been living in a camper in her driveway since Hurricane Sandy.

"You can't keep a good woman down," said Laurie Robinson.

While repairs are being made to her home, Robinson told Eyewitness News she is trying to just go with the flow.

"I'm staying," she said. "I'm not going anywhere."

Robinson said she is keeping her door closed tight with the snow shovel close by.

"Even if we have a high tide. What's it going to ruin," she said. "There's nothing left to ruin."

Milford is putting out recorded messages beginning Thursday night to alert coastal residents.

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