Homeland Security Secretary Tours Storm-Ravaged Seaford

Janet Napolitano views Seaford Harbor area impacted by Superstorm Sandy with local elected officials.

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano toured the Seaford Harbor area Tuesday with local elected officials Tuesday to get an understanding of how the neighborhood was impacted by Superstorm Sandy.

Napolitano was accompanied on the tour of the Seaford area south of Merrick Road by U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-Seaford. Also viewing the devastation was U.S Rep. Steve Israel, D-Huntington, State Sen. Charles Fuschillo,R-Merrick, Assemblyman David McDonough, R-Merrick, Assemblyman Joseph Saladino, R-Massapequa, and Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray. 

Napolitano's Seaford visit included a visit to the home of Maureen Haskell, who lost her two firefighter sons Tim and Tom in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Napolitano was appointed as U.S. Homeland Security Secretary in 2009 after previously serving as governor of Arizona. The Department of Homeland Security was formed in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2011 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. 

Chris November 08, 2012 at 11:59 AM
The elites have blessed us with their presence ! I have lost all faith in our government . We are on our own. Our tax money is collected and wasted.
Robert Demarco November 08, 2012 at 02:13 PM
What a useless bunch they are. Kate finsally surfaces because the cameras were there. You will be getting the flyer in the mail saying what a great job Kate did during the crisis. The Homeland Security people have the power to bring gasoline to LI. The military can set up a whole city in the desert in a day; why can't they provide basic services to people here?
Wayne Smith November 08, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Dumb question of the day courtesy of the Homeland Security Secretary, uttered while taking this tour: "What's the power situation here?" Duh.
Robert Demarco November 08, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Lazy can be corrected. Stupid cannot.
Disappointed in TOH November 09, 2012 at 04:32 AM
I Love it, "Lazy can be corrected. Stupid cannot." Good One!


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