I agree with Janice McNair's March 17 letter, "Underpowered NOAA weather radio system needs updating." She addressed the miserable state our National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration alert system is in.
I am also having problems getting a clear signal. There are three towers that are supposed to provide information for our area. None of them do the job.
The newest one, in Barnwell, is still testing and cannot be relied on for accurate information.
Augusta, Georgia's second largest city, once had its own weather station at Bush Field where it belonged and where it was doing a marvelous job.
As a matter of fact, I can see that part of the equipment is still standing. Why can't NOAA give us back our local forecast station, instead of having us rely on Columbia, S.C.?
I feel that in some cases, such as this, the government is trying to save money in the wrong places. I wonder, does anyone out there in "politician land" have enough pull to get us our station back?
Mrs. A. E. Waters, Hephzibah, Ga.
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