2013-01-25 / Letters

Try The Barriers

Dear Editor:

I never heard of HESCO barriers until I was at the Community Board meeting and read The Wave last week. By the way, good article about the boardwalk. Joe Hartigan made a point that no one should really dispute. He said try one out. What is wrong with that idea? The mounds the Parks Department are putting up will be washed away with one wave. Those mounds look like the same as the berms or temporary dunes that were put up on October 28th. By the morning of the 29th it was pretty obvious that they were not going to do anything once the high tide hit on the evening of the 29th. The HESCO barriers might not be the answer but they sure seem a lot more solid than a small hill of sand. Try one out. We would know if they work right away.

PEGGY LIEFELD

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