Holding back the tide

Swansboro Town Manager Chris Seaberg is pictured with a Divirod -- a tide gauge that can report local sea levels in real time -- that will be placed somewhere along the town’s waterfront. You can read the complete story by spending 75 cents and buying a copy of the Feb. 12, 2020, Tideland News. The paper is for sale at various locations in the community through Feb. 19. (Jimmy Williams photo)

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David Collins

Don’t buy a pig in a poke ! The pitch is “free for 90 days” . Nothing is free ! Tursi said they can’t afford the thing so what is up with that . This is like the free phones if you sign a contract for 2 years or so . We all know how that plays out . No wonder other municipalities passed on the deal . Besides , it will only give you a history lesson on information that is already available for free. If you look . Anyone who has lived here a few years knows what areas flood during storms . They always have . Do not build in a flood zone . Your survey map shows your elevations above sea level . Pay attention . The NWS gives plenty of info on projected flooding and TOPO Maps are readily available and cheap . Pay attention to them when planning or permitting anything . Do not make exceptions ar allow special use in those areas This divirod is a neat gadget but you can look out your window and say “ yup , the tide is high “ for little or no cost in real time with or with out electrical power . How about fixing some storm drains ?

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