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Jon Peters featured in HuffPost Green

October 30, 2013

When the Huffington Post penned “Sandy Victim on his Bittersweet Homecoming: “I’m One of the Lucky Ones,” a one-year anniversary follow-up story of a Midland Beach resident who lost everything to Sandy in 2012,  CSI’s Dr. Jonathan Peters was again a go-to expert.

EXCERPTS:

A year after Superstorm Sandy destroyed Pedro Correa’s neighborhood on the southeastern shore of Staten Island, he visited what used to be his home. Little remained of the one-story house that he had spent countless hours renovating himself…

Correa acknowledged he’s among “the lucky ones.” He and the other residents of Staten Island’s Oakwood Beach neighborhood recently learned that New York state plans to buy their homes at pre-storm prices, allowing the neighborhood to revert to marshland…

“We’re sitting here today basically having the same conversation we would have had a year ago, in terms of what’s in place to make the community safer. The only thing that makes it safer is that some people have left,”  said Peters, an economist who specializes in local issues at the College of Staten Island.

Read the article in its entirety at HuffingtonPost.com>



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