My house in oak beach had 5 1/2 feet of water inside. The ocean came in to the house right in front of me. I don't know if it weren't for fire island, if my house would still be standing. The dunes, along with the east lanes of ocean parkway went out into the ocean. We have all been so blessed to have some of the most beautiful beaches in the united states. I think we just assume it is always going to be there. It's our obligation to sign this petition, not only for the selfish reasons of...
My house in oak beach had 5 1/2 feet of water inside. The ocean came in to the house right in front of me. I don't know if it weren't for fire island, if my house would still be standing. The dunes, along with the east lanes of ocean parkway went out into the ocean. We have all been so blessed to have some of the most beautiful beaches in the united states. I think we just assume it is always going to be there. It's our obligation to sign this petition, not only for the selfish reasons of enjoyment on the beach, but to protect the homes of our fellow long islanders. We never know when another storm could arise and we must remember the power of water, the great ocean we all love so much. Ready and willing and able to do my part where fire island is concerned. Please won't everyone help, everyone sign the petition?
I signed it Therese!!! Whats Long Island without the beaches???
God bless you all!
for Steve Herman
In THIS Case,
Without the Beaches, THE ISLAND WILL CEASE to EXIST !!
Then From There ...
We REBUILT EVERY OTHER COUNTRY! NOW IT's TIME WE REBUILD AND PROTECT OURS! YOU ELECTED OFFICALS GET OFF YOUR OVER PAID ASSES AND GET THE EFFING WORK DONE OR COME ELECTION TIME YOU'LL BE LOOKING FOR NEW JOBS THAT HAS LESS BENNIFITS AND WITH MUCH LOWER PAY!
I agree, with you,, U.S.A as helped everyone,,? Wish I could help,, just looking at what other people's comments in us,, sounds like England,,your country and mine seem to help every other country and get nothing in return,,
not the place for this crap, if you don't care about what's being done here, then move on.
Mark Gill both countries are also in the business of destroying other countries without us asking for help----lets all help the polar bears
We have had it, with these so-called elected official, of what, for decades. now, MORE-THAN-EVER!!!, is your / our chance, across this entire nation to REALLY, put the heat-of-coals, on their heads, follow through with it. This change can only be made by the people, of this beloved-nation, not Washington, DC.
You are so immature and cold person, life is not just party guys and good looking people... so weak up and smell the honey, and pray that some like this never happen to any of you in your family. Be nice that is: HAVE A GOOD MANNER'S LADY! We live in a free country yes... we can said wherever we wont... but don't be nasty....
Jaxster B Selask Just Remember where you live this can happen too! so suchhhhh little one, you din't know what are you talking about it! BE NICE!
HELL W/THE SAND DUNES FOR RIGHT NOW, THE MORNING NATIONAL NEWS SHOWED A GROUP OF COLD, WET, HUNGER, HOMELESS PEOPLE EATING OUT OF GARBAGE BAG'S THAT WERE BEING TAKEN OUT OF GARBAGE BIN'S. AMERICAN PEOPLE LET'S HELP THESE PEOPLE 1ST! WORRY ABOUT THE DUNES LATER, REMEMBER WE ARE ALL HUMAN'S & THAT COULD BE YOU IN THOSE SHOE'S NEXT OR RIGHT NOW!
BE THANKFUL TO GOD FOR WHAT HE HAS GIVEN US, SO HELP THE.
NEEDED IF YOU CAN? GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU- WE ARE STILL ALIVE!
I AGREE WITH THAT BUT OUR PRES SEEMS NOT TO UH WONDER WHY STEVE
Dick as you & I grew older we became a little bit smarter & settled a little as our life's have progressed us into Very Wise Gentleman. So let us move on in our Wiser Day's & Kick Obama Mama's ASS outta the White House & you can be the PRESIDENT ( only cause your a little older ) & I'll be the VICE PRESIDENT & we'll straighten this country up & live happily ever after on our Hog's to Heaven , how does this sound Brother Dick ???
What saves Fire Island helps preserve Long Island.
Two thumbs up for sand re-appropriation!
Thumbs are officially up! Hoping that something similar can help the beaches by my mother.
thumbs up Nancie!
We also need help in communities affected the most such as Freerort, Long Beach, Oceanside & Far Rockaway.
I hear you Elizabeth.... We are from Long Beach and luckily were able to get an apartment in RVC as it seems we won't be returning to LB anytime soon. The news/ media seems to have forsaken the south shore. Perhaps the misconception that all who are from Long Island are wealthy.... WRONG! what ever it is, it seems that LIers are left to fend for ourselves!
Betty Ann.. how are you holding out... I have spoken with Joe after he moved into his NYC apt... had kept in touch with Meredith during Sandy's onslaught.. she posted photos n updates here.. keeping you all in thoughts n prayers...
I love Fire Island, my heart goes out to those affected by Sandy!
Madeline, I dated a lady one time WASP , and there is a part of fire island which she told me like only WASP are accepted.. is that true since I didn't buy it... I knew she was full of it,, but I put her head together after a year, then I didn't qualify since I didn't have her money which her parents gave her... I let it roll off my shoulders.. LOL
That's the old Fire Island, today it's pretty much a place for all walks of life, not just for the WASP!! I have friends there and they are definitely not wasp!
soundslike you need bug spray? lots of wasps huh?
The problem lies with rebuilding for what? They know the oceans are rising every year making each inevitable storm as bad or worse!
So wait and see after rebuilding hope for the best another few decades and let the grandchildren have the problem when we are all dead. It needs total redesign for any rebuild! Nature is always changing only man thinks they can keep things the same change with the change in any rebuild or get swept away with the next super storm.
Fire island was a beautiful place to go. I found it when I was 19 years old . I'm long past those days and it brakes my heart to see what Sanyo has done GOD help us .
It is vital that we do not close up the inlets formed by SANDY. You must understand that tons of raw sewage have been and continue to be dumped into the channels and bays. If we close the inlets the sewage will not get diluted with ocean water exchange. Think about real estate values of the houses on the bays and south shore coast lines. We must think of the greater good and that is not closing up the inlets for the few on Fire Island....they should not be living there in the first place.....
Senator Schumer's office at (202) 224-6542 or (212) 486-4430.
It seems people never learn that building on fragile & exposed sites are guaranteed failures as money & property trump natural logic
I think that the most important consideration is whether or not they get paid before they leave town.