New Swan Quarter Dike Withstands Hurricane Irene

posted Sep 7, 2011, 7:00 AM by Debbie Cahoon

The Swan Quarter Dike did what it was designed to do, said Jamie Tunnell, Hyde County’s Public Information Officer. 

“The dike actually held.  The water went right up to the very top of it.  There were some places where it was running over, because of so much rain.  But the dike itself was not compromised.  There was a report during the storm that the dike had been compromised.  So, we were working really hard to correct that rumor,” she said. 

Tunnell said most flooding in the Hyde County mainland occurred near the Sladesville and Scranton areas.

Click here to see pictures of the newly finished dike hold back the hurricane waters


This excerpt is taken from an article published in the Washington Daily News on Thursday, September 1, 2011 and written by Jurgen Boerema writer for the Washington Daily news.