Sea Isle City Officials Turns To Technology For New Flood Warning Signs


ONE SHORE TOWN IS TURNING TO TECHNOLOGY TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM HARPS WAY AND COASTAL FLOODING. NEW WARNING SIGNS ARE GOING UP WITH OFFICIALS BANK AGO THIS KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. AT HOME 80 SIGNS WHICH RELY ON SENSORS WILL BE IN PLACE ALL OVER TOWN. “EYEWITNESS NEWS” NEW JERSEY REPORTER CLEVE BRYAN IS LIVE IN SEA ISLE CITY WITH MORE, CLEVE. REPORTER: WELL, NEXT TIME YOU DRIVE THROUGH SEA ISLE YOU ARE SURE TO SEE ONE OF THE 78 NEW FLASHING SIGNS OF THE WARNING PEOPLE THAT IT IS UN SAFE TO DRIVE ON CERTAIN ROADS WHEN IT IS FLOODING. WHAT WILL OFFICIALS SAY IS BIGGEST, INNOVATE IT SYSTEMS NOT IN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BUT IN THE COUNTRY BUT COULD PREVENT LOSS OF PROPERTY AND EVEN LIFE. STREET CAN TURN INTO CANALS QUICKLY AT NEW JERSEY SHORE. WIND WHEN AND WHERE HOW TYPE IT FLOODS CAN BE TRICKY BUT SEA ISLE CITY WANT TO UNRAVEL THE MYSTERY. REPORTED HIGH WATER WARNING AT 11:55 A.M. REPORTER: THIS IS NEW FLOOD WARNING SYSTEM, 78 FLASHING, SIGNS, HOOKED UP TO SENSORS AND SOME OF THE SHORE TOWN’S MOST FLOOD PRONE STREETS. I’M TOLD THIS IS MOST EXPENSIVE FLOOD WARNING, SYSTEM IN THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY AND WE’RE VERY, VERY, VERY PROUD OF THIS. REPORTER: CITY TRAFFIC MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT CAME UP WITH THE IDEA TO ELIMINATE GUESSING GAME WHETHER IT IS SAFE OR NOT TO TRAVEL THROUGH A FLOODED AREA. SO HOPEFULLY IT IS JUST ANOTHER NOTIFICATION FOR THEM, THEY WILL SEE THAT, IT IS STANDING OUT AND THEY WILL HOPEFULLY TURNAROUND AND STAY HOME APE NOT EVEN GO OUT IF THEY GET THE ALERT THAT THE ROADS ARE FLOODING REPORT ARE THE REPORT FIVE MASTER POLES HAVE FLOOD SENSORS THAT ALERT DISPATCH AND SNAP 15 PHOTOS OF THE FLOODING WHICH CAN GO OUT TO THE PUBLIC WITH AN E-MAIL OR TEXT FLOOD ALERT. YOU SAVE, 15 IMAGES, WILL BE SENT OUT TO A PERSON ON THEIR CELL EVEN IF. REPORTER: WARNING SYSTEM ARRIVES JUST IN TIME FOR NOR’EASTER SEASON AND JUST DAYS AFTER A NEW STUDY BY ARMY CORE OF ENGINEERS THAT FIND SEA LEVELS WILL RISE CONTINUING TO MAKE BACK BAY FLOODING WORSE AT THE SHORE. FLOOD REPAIRS COST A BILLION AND A HALF DOLLARS A YEAR IN NEW JERSEY AMONG SUGGESTIONS CREATING STORM SURGE BARRIERS TO COVER INN TEAR INLANDS, COSTING BILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND IS CONTROVERSIAL WITH ENVIRONMENTALIST. IN THE MEANTIME THIS ALERT SYSTEM COST $226,000, AND IT COULD BE DUPLICATED IN OTHER TOWNS. THIS SYSTEM COULD BE EVEN PUT FURTHER SOUTH, OR FURTHER ARE NORTH ON THE BARRIER ISLANDS TO CREATE A WARNING SYSTEM ALL THE WAY UP AND DOWN REPORTER: SYSTEM IS COMPLETELY POWERED THROUGH SOLAR RAYS THAT ARE ON TOP OF THE SIGNS. ALL PEOPLE NEED TO DO NOW IS SIGN UP, SEA ISLE SAYS THEY WILL UNVEIL AND LET PEOPLE KNOW HOW TO DO THAT IN THE

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