By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Mount Pleasant Communications Manager
MOUNT PLEASANT, SOUTH CAROLINA (September 6, 2017) – Hurricane Irma, a potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane, is heading toward Puerto Rico, Hispañola, the Bahamas and Cuba before posing a serious threat to Florida and parts of the Southeast beginning this weekend. While it is still too soon to narrow down specifics on the exact path of Irma's center and eyewall, there is an increasing chance of a major hurricane strike on at least part of South Florida, including the Florida Keys, this weekend. Mayor Linda Page called on all citizens to remain alert and be prepared.
“No matter what the future holds for Irma's path and intensity, everyone in hurricane-prone areas should ensure that they have their hurricane plan in place, as we are now near the peak of the season,” said Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page. “Visit our website to finalize your emergency preparedness plans here.”
“We are monitoring the storm and making preparations,” said Town Administrator Eric DeMoura. “We ask you to make your own preparations and stay tuned for more information about sandbag locations and trash pickup schedules. We will continue to post information on our website and social media sites as new updates becomes available.”
The most important thing you can do during a major hurricane event is to secure your property and follow evacuation instructions.
“Be prepared to evacuate and do not wait for mandatory orders,” said Mount Pleasant Police Chief Carl Ritchie.
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