Irma evacuation showed us again how poor our latest news on island conditions was nonexistant.

As it did during Matthew, the St. Simons Pier webcam failed to function again. This webcam is supposed to update every 90 seconds, showing current conditions at the pier, pool, village areas. There is also a webcam at the Blythe Island Pier.

If the county placed these webcams on the lighthouse, King and Prince or other three story structures with power, perhaps this ongoing problem could be eliminated.

Keeping evacuated islanders informed is very important, maintaining our infrastructure such as pothole repair, tree ordinances, traffic flow is far more worthwhile than skate parks, bike paths and other expensive, useless projects.

Michael Grey

St. Simons Island