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Jenna Pantophlet
Jenna Pantophlet

building a wall isn't going to prevent much of anything. the reason many trees and other plants are planted in areas that have been devastated is because those are better than any wall at buffering a storm. the walls foundation would eventually give and there would be a more devastating surge because people would've had a false sense of security.

there are too many environmental factors to prevent this from being a good reality.

Joanna Tierno
Joanna Tierno
  • Jenna Pantophlet

Trees & wetlands should be part of our plan to protect Staten Island, along with other measures because none are perfect by themselves. Sea surge barriers can & do prevent damage. Are they 100% no, but how many things in life are? To not even TRY to protect Staten Islands low lying coast after all we have been through would be a pathetic and sad reflection on our city. A sea wall should have been built years ago when it was first suggested and perhaps a number of Staten Islanders would...

Trees & wetlands should be part of our plan to protect Staten Island, along with other measures because none are perfect by themselves. Sea surge barriers can & do prevent damage. Are they 100% no, but how many things in life are? To not even TRY to protect Staten Islands low lying coast after all we have been through would be a pathetic and sad reflection on our city. A sea wall should have been built years ago when it was first suggested and perhaps a number of Staten Islanders would still be with us & less homes would be damaged, less people devastated & displaced. Even many Staten Island pets lost in the surge may still be with us. Failure to act now means responsibility for future lives lost as well as future damage to Staten Island.

Rj Cucco
Rj Cucco
  • Jenna Pantophlet

In new dorp on cedar grove there is a big piece of land with loads of trees that block most of cedar grove ave to the beach and new dorp got alot more damage than midland beach where I live and New dorp was flooded almost up to Mill. Did the trees help. I dont know, I wasnt there when the storm surge came in but all I know is that it still flooded with or without the trees.

Joanna Tierno
Joanna Tierno
  • Jenna Pantophlet

I was here for the surge in Midland beach & the water came from Midland beach and also from Newdorp beach/Cedar grove. I never thought the water would make it across Miller field but it did. We already do have lots of parks & trees here. Giving some land back to mother nature will help some but to really secure our coastline we need to do everything we can. As people struggle to rebuild we just want to feel like our city is at least trying to protect us.

Dominick Romeo
Dominick Romeo

How about reversing global warming - It can be done and it would be cheaper in comparison to building a see wall around the entire world (and cost effective) where us humans have put our own self at risk.. Where is the petition forcing congress to act on the green house effects, this would be more logical, instead of building walls all over the globe.. I love you guys,,, but, YOUR DROPPING THE BALL ALTHOUGH YOU EFFORTS ARE NOBLE - THIS PETITION DOSE NOT HAVE MY SUPPORT...

Joanna Tierno
Joanna Tierno
  • Dominick Romeo

Dominick- I am all for doing EVERYTHING to reduce the risk of disasters. Make a petition!

Gina Faillace Twin Bruno
Gina Faillace Twin Bruno
  • Dominick Romeo

This is crazy not tosgn this si many families on si were effected by this disaster an are still not back in thetehimes..

Joanna Tierno
Joanna Tierno
  • Dominick Romeo

Carol Lovaglio - I know.. I am supposed to save the world now! LOL!

Stephanie Lee Monsanto
Stephanie Lee Monsanto

Wow, it would be nice if dealing with real life were that simple, to simply go and buy another house in the same town on higher ground.The insurance Company's aren't even designed for disaters and they get cagey about the profit margin in disater prone areas like forrest fire threatened areas in southern Calif(cant get fire ins) or not having flood insurance or having it be too high$ to be able to pay for it. The Government is not running out of money, its all about equitable...

Wow, it would be nice if dealing with real life were that simple, to simply go and buy another house in the same town on higher ground.The insurance Company's aren't even designed for disaters and they get cagey about the profit margin in disater prone areas like forrest fire threatened areas in southern Calif(cant get fire ins) or not having flood insurance or having it be too high$ to be able to pay for it. The Government is not running out of money, its all about equitable distribution/remember "We the people" support the Government via taxes from us-every which way you turn.The conditioning about "we should do it ourselves cuz the gov is out of bucks" is a dangerous hallucination that blames and in some cases abuses/takes advantage of people for their own misfortunes.Im sorry for anyones misfortune and trauma.

Joanna Tierno
Joanna Tierno
  • Stephanie Lee Monsanto

True. People who haven't lived through this aren't considering that many people still have a mortgage to pay even if they have no place to live & don't even own a change of socks. They don't know that you can go from middle class to essentially homeless overnight. They may not realize that it is possible to loose your home, car & job all in a day. They don't know that all that insurance they have been paying for may not yield the payout they need just to have heat, hot water & walls...

True. People who haven't lived through this aren't considering that many people still have a mortgage to pay even if they have no place to live & don't even own a change of socks. They don't know that you can go from middle class to essentially homeless overnight. They may not realize that it is possible to loose your home, car & job all in a day. They don't know that all that insurance they have been paying for may not yield the payout they need just to have heat, hot water & walls again. The possible disasters vary state to state but fact is, except for the very rich, we are all vulnerable.

Stephanie Lee Monsanto
Stephanie Lee Monsanto
  • Stephanie Lee Monsanto

Yes , You are so right about this revealing just how vulnerable we really are and how easy it is for the protected to underestimate the Physical /emotional/spiritual/trauma that people are still" in" from Sandy and sadly still, Katrina.Its going to be a beautiful Sea protection wall.People the world over have been building protection walls from the Sea, The Dutch, The Venicians To name a few-Hey why not us!

Kenneth Dow
Kenneth Dow
  • Stephanie Lee Monsanto

Yeah government you gotta love the trailers sitting while people were homeless in New Orleans..or that Miami filed for snow removal and gave government a loop hole to not pay out to hurricanes Charlie and Francais and the other too storms but lets all clammer around New Orleans while people who got hit hard are not even noticed....its a joke State Farm was told to comply with homeowner's insurance in Florida seems they wanted out cause very high risk but still sold car insurance...the...

Yeah government you gotta love the trailers sitting while people were homeless in New Orleans..or that Miami filed for snow removal and gave government a loop hole to not pay out to hurricanes Charlie and Francais and the other too storms but lets all clammer around New Orleans while people who got hit hard are not even noticed....its a joke State Farm was told to comply with homeowner's insurance in Florida seems they wanted out cause very high risk but still sold car insurance...the government told them if they wanted to sell car insurance here they had to reinstate the homeowner's policies....turns out its cheaper for them to pay a fine; so they greased some palms and now car insurance only and I get to watch the sick ass commercials on television "LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR STATE FARM IS THERE....makes me sick.

Diane Caliendo
Diane Caliendo

I think it a great idea

Jill Yanous Ferguson
Jill Yanous Ferguson

I guess a wall will work for a while, but with sea levels on the rise, depopulation of certain areas seems to be the smarter and eventual solution to the problem. Actually, they better start thinking about a wall around Manhattan too!

Robert Pritchard
Robert Pritchard

See wall? I agree with your cause, I think it would be better to use that money to hellp the victems of sandy who got screwed by our goverment and insurance companys,the water surge as they call it was 32 ft high which we have never witnessed before so I don't think a sea wall would have helped

Mildred Peterson
Mildred Peterson

if this is going to help future disasters why not just do it why wait until a disaster strikes don't make sense to wait do it now.

Kathleen Reinhardt-Curran

Come people right a terrible wrong and sign. Remember there is power in numbers. lets show our government officials we are tired of getting screw over.

Veronica Rivera
Veronica Rivera

I am will to help

Joanne Bennetti
Joanne Bennetti

come on people we need signatures we are in bad shape and could get worse.

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