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Skelos: Long Island Facing “Massive, Katrina-Style Disaster”

Posted By Jon Campbell On November 8, 2012 @ 3:41 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos today nudged the federal government on its response to Superstorm Sandy, issuing a statement that warns of a “Katrina-style disaster” on his hometown Long Island.

[1]Skelos, a Nassau County Republican, indicated he was pleased with Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s response, instead shifting focus to the federal response. Skelos and Cuomo, of course, have often touted their working relationship.

Here’s what he had to say:

“Working with local officials and others, Governor Cuomo is doing everything he can to help those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. I have been in constant contact with the Governor, and we have worked together on New York State’s response.

“However, it’s time that the federal government does much more about the devastation and death brought by this terrible storm, made worse by last night’s Nor’easter. With winter approaching, hundreds of thousands remain without power, and countless others will soon need to be housed and fed before we face the prospect of people freezing to death in their homes.

President Obama should be reminded that we are facing a massive, Katrina-style disaster here on Long Island. We need an aggressive federal response, and we need it now, to assist our residents in meeting their basic, everyday obligations.”


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