Daily Archives: July 10, 2019

Dealing with high waters — Look to Netherlands as model

By Gerald E. Saunders Jr. Editor’s note: Shortly after Hurricane Irene in August 2011, Mr. Saunders wrote a commentary for this newspaper warning us to prepare for future disasters. He later hosted a well-attended seminar and revisits that topic here: PAMLICO COUNTY –  Shakespeare once said, “A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.” I do not believe the word hurricane by any other name would be sweet, in fact, it may be just the opposite. One rumored international synonym for hurricane is diablo.  Anyone who has lived in Pamlico County, and attended a local church is well aware, this…