A woman who went viral for singlehandedly renovating her Florida waterfront house while her military husband was away is now picking up the pieces after Hurricane Ian ravaged their dream home.
“I’m thinking it’s probably a good three feet throughout the entire house,” Cori Bosco said of the water level in her Daytona Beach home, after picking up a U-Haul Friday to salvage what’s left of her belongings.
“So we are just trying to get everything out,”The Post was told by the mother of four. “The smell of mold is already awful. There’s like this black, I don’t even want to know what it is, covering the entire floor.”
On Wednesday night, her family evacuated the Halifax River ranch house. An acquaintance went to the scene on Thursday afternoon in order to evaluate the damages.
“He opened the front door and it just came pouring out,” Bosco, 38, said. “He said that it was knee-high in the living room.”
A neighbor kept her informed about the storm from her. “He said that at one point he saw 6- to 10-foot waves going up over my boat dock,”Sie said. “And he said it was going up to the roof of my house as well.”
Vinny, the Army Reserve special agent for criminal investigation, was surprised by the Florida native, and she decided to renovate their whole home all by herself.
Sharing the love of labor on TikTok, @eastcoastdiy was where she began. She quickly gained 5.7 millions followers.
Because of the popularity she had on the platform, she was able to leave her position as a teacher in physical education and became a content creator.
Bosco completed the $100,000 renovation in February, in time for her hubby’s return on Valentine’s Day.
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She also shared her preparations, including how to protect important documents such as birth certificates.
Bosco, her kids and her husband — who also works at the Seminole County sheriff’s office as a lieutenant and has been working in Ian’s aftermath — are staying with her mother in DeBary, 30 miles inland.
“Thank goodness I ended up evacuating and not staying there by myself, because there was nothing I could have done,”Sie said.
She’s trying to stay positive.
“Our family’s safe and good, so I guess we’ll end up building back bigger and better,”Sie said.
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