Letter: Katrina lessons lost on Long Island

Garage at Carla Smith's residence at 3 Bayview

Garage at Carla Smith's residence at 3 Bayview Place. Carla and her husband, a retired FDNY, were still recovering from Hurricane Irene. Superstorm Sandy damaged several homes at the end of Clocks Blvd, inside a small culdasac on Bayview Place. (November 6 2012) Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

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Clearly all of the lessons from Hurricane Katrina have been lost. Why can no one airlift supplies to our devastated South Shore communities?

The garbage piles higher and higher, and nothing is being done. It is a health issue, and all that our state and local officials are doing is telling us things will get better. When?

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After 11 days, the only things changing are the number of stray cats, raccoons and other vermin showing up to rip open rotting food bags.

Our governor says there is no need for anxiety or panic, but he is not sitting in a darkened home with no heat or running water. People are afraid to leave their homes because of looters.

Monica Nadasky, New Hyde Park

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