FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Jackie Beagon loved her life along the Connecticut coast, where she and her husband walked to the beach and church and bicycled around the neighborhood. But Hurricane Sandy ripped it all apart, and the couple had to sell their flood-ravaged home in Fairfield, where they had lived for a quarter of a century.
‘‘We were extremely overwhelmed and didn’t know what to do,’’ Beagon said. ‘‘The money just kept adding up. We didn’t just lose a place to sleep. We lost 25 years of our life.’’