concerned citizen

United States

#1 Oct 31, 2012
Isn't it just karma. Someone who blatantly steals a privately owned dock and then does illegal upgrades to it now has to deal with the fact that said illegal structure flew out of the creek and landed in the lawn. It gives me a little chuckle. Any comments?
Brady

Stamford, CT

#3 Nov 1, 2012
Deputy Mayor McCheese wrote:
Gary will probably have code enforcement at each end of the street blocking access to the area with their yellow flashing lights. That way, the reconstruction can once again begin without DEC or any other witnesses around to catch it on camera.
You are right again. The village should wait to do any storm cleanup until the DEC makes a thorough review. And, I guess NYC should get a permit to pump out the Lincoln tunnel.

Since: Mar 12

Mastic Beach

#5 Nov 1, 2012
I don't care who the village contracts w at this point as long as the clean - up gets done. I've talked w people both permanent residents & summer people south of Elm Rd who have lost EVERYTHING. It's heartbreaking to see these people & what they are going through. A husband & wife were going back & forth to their house (which now sits in the middle of the road on Lincoln) in a boat on Tuesday to try & salvage what they can. DEC has been @ Marina 1 constantly b/c of overturned/spilled oil tanks. We've bathed several lost dogs covered in oil & located their owner. So w this....as long as this clean - up is done & done correctly....I don't care if its Gary's mother, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, cousin. These people need whatever live they can salvage to try & pick - up the pieces & move on.
P.S. There is a drive going on @ Wm. Floyd Elementary today in the hopes of collecting whatever they can to try and help these families devastated by Sandy. Blankets, food, toiletries, clothing....anything we use in our everyday lives to try & help these people until insurance/FEMA can catch up. As a community, this is the time we need to come together & be cohesive, leave the political BS for after these families regain some sense of normalcy.
MBLover1

Norwalk, CT

#6 Nov 1, 2012
MB Lifer - Anti_Village wrote:
I don't care who the village contracts w at this point as long as the clean - up gets done. I've talked w people both permanent residents & summer people south of Elm Rd who have lost EVERYTHING. It's heartbreaking to see these people & what they are going through. A husband & wife were going back & forth to their house (which now sits in the middle of the road on Lincoln) in a boat on Tuesday to try & salvage what they can. DEC has been @ Marina 1 constantly b/c of overturned/spilled oil tanks. We've bathed several lost dogs covered in oil & located their owner. So w this....as long as this clean - up is done & done correctly....I don't care if its Gary's mother, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, cousin. These people need whatever live they can salvage to try & pick - up the pieces & move on.
P.S. There is a drive going on @ Wm. Floyd Elementary today in the hopes of collecting whatever they can to try and help these families devastated by Sandy. Blankets, food, toiletries, clothing....anything we use in our everyday lives to try & help these people until insurance/FEMA can catch up. As a community, this is the time we need to come together & be cohesive, leave the political BS for after these families regain some sense of normalcy.
BRAVO!! WEll SAID.
Not to stir the pot but

Patchogue, NY

#7 Nov 2, 2012
Will these properties now be brought up to current building codes when they are repaired/replaced? 2 storms in 2 years might be mother natures way of saying stop re-selling these shanty houses and take a good look at peoples safety. If your yard is a swamp 90% of the year, you're too close to the water table.
Brady

Stamford, CT

#8 Nov 2, 2012
Not to stir the pot but wrote:
Will these properties now be brought up to current building codes when they are repaired/replaced? 2 storms in 2 years might be mother natures way of saying stop re-selling these shanty houses and take a good look at peoples safety. If your yard is a swamp 90% of the year, you're too close to the water table.
I understand if the home is more than a certain percentage damaged, the entire house must be brought up to current standards. Any major construction will be required to be up to code.

I heard there were almost 500 houses severely damaged. Hope they had flood insurance on the structure.
Not to stir the pot but

Patchogue, NY

#10 Nov 3, 2012
OK, so someone didn't like my post or yours but it's a legitimate question. When I purchased my home I had to get an elevation certificate as I was in a FEMA flood zone and required to carry a flood policy. My elevation is 11ft as the house was built in the 90s. the first floor of my neighbors houses are easily 6-8 ft lower. When the tide came in their yards were under water and the newer homes at higher elevation came no where near danger of the water reaching the first floor. Clearly flooding is a serious issue. Building codes can mean the difference between a loss and no loss. I'm sorry some of these homes are converted summer homes. I have a friend who sustained some damage from flooding and was denied flood insurance when she attempted to purchase it as she was not zoned as such. BTW, I didn't pull out my policy but I am pretty sure flood insurance does not apply when it's a hurricane. They get you coming and going.
Brady

Stamford, CT

#11 Nov 4, 2012
Not to stir the pot but wrote:
OK, so someone didn't like my post or yours but it's a legitimate question. When I purchased my home I had to get an elevation certificate as I was in a FEMA flood zone and required to carry a flood policy. My elevation is 11ft as the house was built in the 90s. the first floor of my neighbors houses are easily 6-8 ft lower. When the tide came in their yards were under water and the newer homes at higher elevation came no where near danger of the water reaching the first floor. Clearly flooding is a serious issue. Building codes can mean the difference between a loss and no loss. I'm sorry some of these homes are converted summer homes. I have a friend who sustained some damage from flooding and was denied flood insurance when she attempted to purchase it as she was not zoned as such. BTW, I didn't pull out my policy but I am pretty sure flood insurance does not apply when it's a hurricane. They get you coming and going.
I also have an elevation cert (10.3 feet above sea level). The sad thing is the only reason you needed the cert is to get the flood policy at a more reasonable price. Your neighbors could have flood policies, but they would have had to pay an even higher premium.

Most flood policies cover rising water due to natural events, like high tides and I believe that includes storm surges. I doubt they are exempt in the event of a hurricane. Hurricane deductibles don't kick in unless the sustained winds at Upton, NY are over 100 mph (which they were way below).

The only way a person with a destroyed house will be able to rebuild will be if they bring the entire structure up to current building code.(My policy has a rider adding 25% to the policy to meet newer codes.

Hope the power is restored to all those still waiting.
Not to stir the pot but

Patchogue, NY

#12 Nov 4, 2012
Brady, did you have any flood damage?
Brady wrote:
<quoted text>I also have an elevation cert (10.3 feet above sea level). The sad thing is the only reason you needed the cert is to get the flood policy at a more reasonable price. Your neighbors could have flood policies, but they would have had to pay an even higher premium.
Most flood policies cover rising water due to natural events, like high tides and I believe that includes storm surges. I doubt they are exempt in the event of a hurricane. Hurricane deductibles don't kick in unless the sustained winds at Upton, NY are over 100 mph (which they were way below).
The only way a person with a destroyed house will be able to rebuild will be if they bring the entire structure up to current building code.(My policy has a rider adding 25% to the policy to meet newer codes.
Hope the power is restored to all those still waiting.
Brady

Stamford, CT

#13 Nov 5, 2012
Not to stir the pot but wrote:
Brady, did you have any flood damage? <quoted text>
Fortunately no. I had the usual seepage in the crawl space but the sump pump was able to handle it. I also rigged a boat bilge pump with a float to a deep cycle battery in case of a power failure (that helped believe it or not).
Mike

United States

#14 Nov 13, 2012
Concerned citizen, you are a f'ing dickhead. Luckily my house is high enough to have avoided water inside, but all my neighbors have the condemned x on the front. All of their belongings are in the street. If you can't say or do anything constructive, eff off. Have some empathy instead of spouting divisive crap. Arsehole.
I'm glad everyone is safe. Things can be replaced.
Brady

Stamford, CT

#15 Nov 14, 2012
Mike wrote:
Concerned citizen, you are a f'ing dickhead. Luckily my house is high enough to have avoided water inside, but all my neighbors have the condemned x on the front. All of their belongings are in the street. If you can't say or do anything constructive, eff off. Have some empathy instead of spouting divisive crap. Arsehole.
I'm glad everyone is safe. Things can be replaced.
What did I say that offended you? Someone ASKED me a simple question about MY house and I answered it. How is that being divisive? You don't have a clue whether I was involved in rendering aid or assistance.

If you had proper insurance, you will be covered. And I heard the "X" means you need to make structural and electrical repairs in order to make your house habitable (which is what flood insurance pays for).
Mike

United States

#16 Nov 14, 2012
Was referring to original poster. Glad your house is ok. This isn't really the time to go into bullshlt politics and laugh at someone's loss (even if you don't care for them).
Brady wrote:
<quoted text>What did I say that offended you? Someone ASKED me a simple question about MY house and I answered it. How is that being divisive? You don't have a clue whether I was involved in rendering aid or assistance.
If you had proper insurance, you will be covered. And I heard the "X" means you need to make structural and electrical repairs in order to make your house habitable (which is what flood insurance pays for).
Brady

Stamford, CT

#17 Nov 14, 2012
Mike wrote:
Was referring to original poster. Glad your house is ok. This isn't really the time to go into bullshlt politics and laugh at someone's loss (even if you don't care for them).
<quoted text>
Thanks, I didn't see that you referenced "concerned citizen". I also agree this is not the time for fighting.
DeputyMayorMcChe ese

Bangkok, Thailand

#18 Nov 15, 2012
Brady wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks, I didn't see that you referenced "concerned citizen"..
That was the first two words of his post, if it was a rattlesnake it would have bit you in the nose.

Once again your mad investigative skills fail you once again. When facts are staring right in the face you choose to overlook them.
Brady

Stamford, CT

#19 Nov 15, 2012
DeputyMayorMcCheese wrote:
<quoted text>
That was the first two words of his post, if it was a rattlesnake it would have bit you in the nose.
Once again your mad investigative skills fail you once again. When facts are staring right in the face you choose to overlook them.
Are you trying to pick me up? You keep trying to engage me.in conversation. Are you lonely?
Brady

Bronx, NY

#20 Nov 15, 2012
I enjoy sipping Evanz undershortz tea Yo!
Badtothebone

Bronx, NY

#21 Nov 15, 2012
Me Too Yo!!
DeputyMayorMcChe ese

Doha, Qatar

#22 Nov 16, 2012
Brady wrote:
<quoted text>Are you trying to pick me up?
No. Just pointing out everytime you post something stupid.
Brady

Jamaica, NY

#24 Nov 16, 2012
I as probed by a McCheese in the summer of 1963 !

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