Friday, September 21, 2018

Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts



We just filled the truck and it only took about half of what our community donated! We hope to get the rest of the supplies loaded this afternoon. Thank you to the Moncks Corner Police Department for driving down to collect these items!

Because of the response, we are going to extend the drive until Sept. 27 (Thursday) at 4:00pm. These supplies will head up the east coast to help those in need! You can drop supplies in the lobby of police headquarters located at 100 Ann Edwards Lane (Town Hall).

We are looking for:
✔️Bottled water
✔️Non-perishable food
✔️Personal hygiene items
✔️Cleaning supplies

Monday, September 17, 2018

Hurricane Florence Relief Effort



We are participating in a Hurricane Florence relief effort! The supplies collected will be sent to the areas across South Carolina most affected by Hurricane Florence.

You can drop off your donations in our headquarters lobby located at 100 Ann Edwards Lane, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464. Our lobby is open 24hrs.

We are collecting:

*Bottled water
*Non-perishable food items
*Cleaning supplies
*Personal hygiene items

See the full press release below from Serve and Connect:



Serve and Connect and Local Law Enforcement Implementing Community Drive

Supplies are being collected for those across our state who were affected by Hurricane Florence

Columbia, SC: Serve and Connect, the SC Law Enforcement Officers Association and the SC Police Chiefs Association will coordinate a multi-location disaster relief drop off with participating Midlands police departments. The supplies collected will be sent to the areas across South Carolina most affected by Hurricane Florence.

The drop-off locations will receive items including: bottled water, non-perishable food items, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items.

"Serve & Connect is honored to work with state and local law enforcement and Harvest Hope Food Bank to provide support to our neighbors in the Pee Dee,” Kassy Alia, Serve and Connect President and CEO, said. “We are committed to connecting cops and community and that is what this response is about - neighbor helping neighbor in a time of need."

"The outpouring of support that South Carolina felt during the flood in 2015, Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Irma in 2017 was amazing,” Ryan Alphin, Executive Director of the SC Law Enforcement Officers Association and SC Police Chiefs Association, said. “As needs arise, we will continue to support our fellow South Carolinians in any way possible, especially those in the Pee Dee that will be deeply impacted by flood waters in the coming days."

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Town Returns to Normal Operations

By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Communications Manager 

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (September 15, 2018) – As evacuation orders for Charleston County are lifted in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie is declaring the Town of Mount Pleasant open for business. 
“We are thankful that our town was spared the brutal impacts of this storm and we grieve for the losses and damage in other areas,” said Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie. “Today, Mount Pleasant will transition back to normal operations. We are doing everything we can to support our local economy by letting our community know that we are open for business. We ask businesses to tag us on social media or email us at open4biz@tompsc.comto let us know when they are open. We will share that information back to the community on our Spotlight section at www.tompsc.com.”

The Town of Mount Pleasant Administrative Offices will open on Monday, Sept. 17. Waste management personnel will also resume garbage and yard debris collection. Yard debris collection will begin on Monday but will not move to Tuesday’s route until Monday route’s yard debris is collected. The same applies to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday routes.  
Businesses are urged to keep their sandbags for the duration of the 2018 hurricane season, which extends to November 30. They should consider sandbags part of their emergency kit and keep them out of direct sun. The Public Services Department staff does not pick up sandbags. 
For more information about Mount Pleasant, visit us online at www.tompsc.com, visit us on Facebook and stay tuned for updates on NextDoor.

Garbage and Debris Schedule

Town Announces Garbage and Yard Debris Collection Schedule

By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Communications Manager

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (September 15, 2018) – The Town of Mount Pleasant Public Services Department will resume normal schedule of its garbage collection on Monday, Sept. 17. Public Services Director Jody Peele added that trash and yard debris will be collected starting Monday but issued a caveat.
“Our staff have moved swiftly to resume operations after the storm, but we may be delayed in collecting trash and yard debris routes,” he added. “We will begin yard debris collection on Monday, but we will not move on to Tuesday’s route until all of Monday route’s yard debris is collected. The same applies to Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday routes. We will stay on one day’s route until that route is completed. Thank you for your patience as we resume operations.”
Stormwater Manager Hillary Repik urged residents to keep their sandbags for the duration of the 2018 hurricane season, which extends to November 30. “Make your sandbags part of your emergency kit and keep them out of direct sun,” she said. “The Public Services Department staff does not pick up sandbags.”
For more information about Mount Pleasant waste management activities, visit us online at www.tompsc.com, visit us on Facebook and stay tuned for updates on NextDoor.

Friday, September 14, 2018

What to Expect

You can expect these warnings during storms that produce high winds. Please tune into our social media and local news media as we will let you know if any of these conditions occur.


Live Stream



You can view a live stream of Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park at  https://youtu.be/z3YKZUH_8xQ

Hurricane Florence September 14, 2018 5am Update