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www.freeportbaldwinteader.com Daylight saving time ends this Sunday Remember to set your docks back, and change your smoke and CO detector batteries 81st Year, No. 44 Freeport, N.Y. 11520 Freeport Memorial Library Theresa Press/Herald Local Ghouls out for a ride Al Graver and his lovely bride, Rosemarie, in their Model T at Sunday's Fall Festival on the Nautical Mile.The festival included a Halloween costume parade, children's rides, a Trunk orTreat event and a chowder contest. The Freeport Fire Department held its 28th Annual Fire Expo as well. See page 3 for story and pictures. How climate change affects hurricanes By ERIK HAWKINS ehawkins@liherald.com With communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 still await- ing state and federal funds to help buttress against the effects of another storm of its size, some groups on Long Island continue to fight their battle against what they see as the root: climate change. The storm, which caused nearly $32 billion in damage to the state, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the time, was boosted by a sea level that has risen by at least a foot since 1900, which the Department of Environmental Conservation attributes to the expansion of warming ocean water. Longtime activist and retired schoolteacher Morris Kramer, of Atlantic Beach, says that the warm- ing waters are a clear and undeni- able fact — one that residents should be \very very wary about\ when it comes to a future storm. \It's locked in. There's no way to cool it down. It's something we have to face,\ he said. \The same size storm from six years ago might now be much stronger and cause much more damage ... Sandy was basically not so damaging coastal- wise.\ Kramer supports this dark pre- diction with ocean temperatures in Nassau County that he says reached the lower 80s over the sum- mer — a phenomenon that he said he hasn't seen in his lifetime. According to Kramer, an incom- ing hurricane could boost tempera- tures by as much as nine degrees, CONTINUED ON PAGE 9 Election Guide 2016 Look Inside Veterans Day Preview Page 10 Freeport's Week Ahead Page 5 Attempted Murder in Freeport Page 19 Freeport A Herald Community Newspaper Thursday, November, 3, 2016 $1.00 Feeling stressed about big storms? If s only natural By LAURA SCHOFER and SCOTT BRINTON W lschofer@liherald.com, sbrinton@liherald.com Hurricane Sandy was the South Shore's worst nightmare realized. It was a monster storm that flooded whole communities and left tens of thousands of lives in tatters. It was traumatic. Peo- ple felt a visceral sense of fear for weeks and months—perhaps even years. Can another big storm strike? Chances are, one will eventually hit Long Island again. Hurricane Mat- thew, which reached Category 4 status, recently roared across Haiti and the Bahamas before slamming into the East Coast, from Florida to the Carolinas. In its path, it left only devastation. As Sandy victims, Long Islanders know all too well the long road ahead that Matthew's thousands of victims face. At first, weather forecasters thought Matthew might drift into the Atlantic, like so many hurri- canes. But it didn't. That raised Long Islanders' alarm bells. Many people started preparing for the storm immediately, fear- ful that they were in for the next 17.9. Sandy four years Cater hoever thought four to five feet of water would destroy your life. MICAHEL RAAB, Former Freeporter Big One. In the years following the storm, observations and patterns have started to form an uneasy picture of the storm's psycholog- ical effects. \What we're seeing is a lot of PTSD symptoms, a lot of anxiety, mild depression, and for people who had mental health issues prior, we're finding their situa- tion has been exac- erbated,\ said Jane Collins, Social Work Supervisor for the Rockville Centre- based Disaster Action Response Team. Catholic Chari- ties' Disaster Action Response Team, or DART is a program designed to meet the complex needs of individuals and fam- ilies in need through their Disaster Response Services. \We have licensed social workers and mental health coun- selor who go out into the field many times meeting cli- ents in their home for individual counseling,\ said Collins. The program's services team pro- vides comprehensive assess- ments of client needs, clinical therapy, counseling and individu- alized recovery plans. \Whoever thought four to five feet of water would destroy your life,\ Michael Raab, a former

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