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By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Mount Pleasant Communications Manager
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (Sept. 1, 2019) – South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, today, issued a mandatory coastal evacuation order and reversal I-26 from Charleston to Columbia to mitigate impacts of Hurricane Dorian. The evacuation order and lane reversal will be effective at noon tomorrow, Sept. 2.
Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie called on all citizens to remain alert and be prepared to evacuate. “The most important thing you can do during a major hurricane event is to secure your property and follow evacuation instructions.”
The Mount Pleasant Police Department issued the following evacuation route and lane reversal information:
East Cooper Evacuation Routes
Beginning at noon on Sept. 2, sandbags will be available on a first come/first serve basis at three locations. There will be approximately 325 pre-filled bags at each location and a self-serve station. There will be a limit of 10 bags (filled or self-serve) per household. Once they are gone, the Town will not have additional sandbags for distribution. The sandbags are free of charge and you may want to bring your shovel.
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