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Letter: Dismayed over shore rebuilding

Workers continue to repair damaged dune along Ocean

Workers continue to repair damaged dune along Ocean Parkway. (Oct. 17, 2013) Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

When will we come to grips with global warming?

Homes built too close to the ever-rising oceans continue to be rebuilt in the same places, albeit higher and higher. The government is now giving an average of $112,000 to these homeowners to help them continue to live in homes which, no doubt, will be flooded again and again ["Cash coming to LI," News, Oct. 16].

Ocean Parkway was damaged by a minor nor'easter. It will be ravaged again and again. Fire Island will one day be uninhabitable. It is time to face the facts: We are not stronger than the storm.

We need to adapt. We need to move farther inland. The state and federal governments cannot be responsible for giving large amounts of money to homeowners so they can have good views from their living room windows.

Wasn't Sandy a big enough wake-up call? When will we learn that Mother Nature is in charge?

Preston F. Holod, Rockville Centre
 

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