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Weston business sending workers to east coast

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While people living on the east coast deal with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, a Weston business lends a helping hand.

K-Tech Cleaning has sent eight workers to the east coast.

They are trained in cleaning up flood damage. The company president, Craig Kersemeier say says clean up is essential, "The water is contaminated with gas, sewage and toxic chemicals. When it gets into a home, we have to take out wallboard and replace it and make sure the walls and floors are cleaned and dry it out."

As of Friday afternoon, Kersemeier says his workers were in Pennsylvania, awaiting word on where to travel to help with the clean up efforts. He says even though his workers are in the region, there are many challenges, as power is out in many areas and there are gas shortages, so any travel must be carefully coordinated.

Kersemeier expects clean up efforts will take months, if not longer. Damage estimates now top $50 billion dollars.

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