Could the islands withstand the devastation of a major storm? | Daily Editorial


Benjamin Franklin included borrowed wisdom in his Poor Richard’s Almanac that reminded his 18th century readers that a “point in time saves nine”. It was just another way of advising people to plan, prepare, or fix today to prevent problems or worse problems tomorrow.

It’s an old English proverb that could rightly be submitted for scrutiny to elected officials in Brunswick and the Golden Isles. What preparations are being made today to prevent the widespread devastation experienced in Fort Myers, Florida when the winds and water from Hurricane Ian roared ashore last week?

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