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Poll: Should federal taxes subsidize flood insurance?

Homes in Westhampton have flooded lawns from the

Homes in Westhampton have flooded lawns from the high tide in Shinnecock Bay caused by superstorm Sandy. (Oct 30, 2012) Credit: Doug Kuntz

Thousands of Long Islanders whose homes were flooded by superstorm Sandy are now working to clean up and rebuild.

At the same time, government and business officials are considering the lessons Sandy, Irene and other storms can teach us about land use and development.

What do you think? Should federal taxes go to subsidize the cost of flood insurance, to make coastal areas affordable for lower- and middle-income families?

Vote and leave a comment.  Poll results and a selection of comments will be published in next Sunday's business section.


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