By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Mount Pleasant Communications Manager
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (September 12, 2017) - In less than 24 hours, Town emergency personnel (including Police, Fire and Public Services) are working hard to restore areas of Mount Pleasant affected by Hurricane Irma. Preparations began well in advance of the storm and have contributed to an efficient post storm recovery.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to stricken communities across the southeast,” said Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page. “While we fared well during the storm, we empathize with those battling a long road to recovery. We are continuing our recovery efforts in earnest until Mount Pleasant is back up and running again.”
The Public Services crews battled the storm during a very wet cycle. With a high groundwater table and full wetlands, it’s all hands-on deck for the department. Staff is clearing storm debris from the drainage canals, and cleaning pipes, working both on Town and State roads. Planning and Transportation staff are assessing the Town’s infrastructure.
Mount Pleasant trash and garbage pickup is on a two-day delay schedule. The Charleston County Recycling Center’s curbside service has been suspended until further notice.
Mount Pleasant Recreation activities resumed at 8:00 a.m. this morning but the Farmers Market is closed this week and will reopen on September 19. The Mount Pleasant Town Council meeting has been rescheduled and will take place at 6:00 p.m., on September 14, in Council Chambers.
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