Where is aid for village’s flood zone?
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If they did not believe those homes and the families were faced with high risk, one would have expected them not to vote for the approval and implementation of the new flood-zone maps. It is now time for Senator Schumer and elected officials of the village to either protect the affected citizens by securing infrastructure improvements and perhaps even flood insurance subsidies, or to arrange for the removal of the flood zone residents in Valley Stream from the designation.
I own a home and live in the high-risk flood zone located in Gibson. I expect my elected officials to secure monies from the state and federal government for aid such as that being planned for Mill Brook and North Woodmere. I am anxiously awaiting an announcement from the mayor that he is not going to stop working until Gibson has the improvements we need to cope with the high-risk designation that he and all of the trustees voted to support.
Residents who are registered voters should monitor this situation closely. You should only vote for incumbents who produce concrete assistance for residents of the high risk flood zone.
Joseph B. Margolin