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Letter: No Shelter Facilities In Roslyn

On June 26 at the Bryant Library, LIPA made a presentation to some Roslyn folks about the improvements being made to enhance LIPA’s response to broad area power outages.  I am sure everyone there appreciates their renewed efforts.

Prior to the meeting, I happened to review on the Nassau County site, the list of Hurricane Evacuation Shelters recently identified for Hurricane Irene and found that when I plotted the locations of these various facilities there was a big hole in the layout coverage — the greater Roslyn/Alberstson area is the empty center of the donut of facilities.  Not one shelter facility has been designated in our general area.  Many other areas have their shelter in the local high school.  Why not Roslyn High School?

How come in this large populated area there is no planned provision?  Is it an oversight or are we to fend for ourselves should there be a need for a shelter?

Someone should look into the planning for emergencies for the greater Roslyn area.

Walter Reed