CANARSIE — Residents along Canarsie's devastated waterfront are slamming the city for underestimating the threat of floods before Hurricane Sandy.
The city assigned Canarsie to Zone B — rather than the more vulnerable Zone A — and did not require residents to evacuate.
“Jamaica Bay is in their backyards,” said Tony Herbert, a community advocate who met with residents last Sunday. “The bottom line is they should have been in Zone A to begin with so that they could have at least protected their belongings even if they weren’t going to leave.”
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