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PALMETTO BAY (CBSMiami) – There is now a happy ending to the story of an elderly war veteran who was in desperate need of roof repair.

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This is an update on an exclusive story brought to you by CBS4 earlier this month.

Thanks to the generosity of CBS4 News viewers, 94-year-old Leo McLarney now has a new roof.

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After Leo’s story first aired back in early January, donations started pouring in. His roof was badly damaged in 2017 during Hurricane Irma and he had been living underneath a blue tarp ever since.

The director of Miami-Dade’s long term disaster recovery group tells CBS4 they are now working to replace Leo’s water-damaged carpet as well as having his house painted.

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McLarney is a Pearl Harbor survivor. He also fought in the battle of Guadalcanal.