Mount Pleasant Magazine Sept-Oct 2023

59 | | tag from town hall in order to return to the island after a mandatory evacuation. Isle of Palms Mayor Phillip Pounds urged “the importance of adhering to evacuation orders as well as maintaining an emergency kit with at least a threedays’ supply of essentials.” He also suggested that island residents refer to the city’s website for important emergency preparedness information. Mount Pleasant’s Mayor Will Haynie emphasized that “there is no downside to over preparing” for a hurricane and added that if everyone follows official advisories to stay safe, it will also ensure that first responders can do their jobs safely. Even once a hurricane has passed, the physical, emotional and economic toll on Lowcountry residents can linger for an extended period, as was the case with Hugo. Although their stories may now be relegated to history, the horror of that hurricane and its aftermath are forever etched in the memories of those who experienced the storm of the century. our town SC Income Tax Credits • Insurance Premium Discounts • Custom Colors • Service Contracts • Licensed & Insured • Free Estimates • Quality Installations Raised Panel Colonials | Louvered Colonials | Board & Batten Colonials | Bahamas | Roll Downs Accordion Shutters | Fabric Shields | Lexan & Aluminum Storm Panels Come Visit Our Show Room! ® Elegance, Style & Protection 488-C La Mesa Dr. Mt. Pleasant, SC • • 843-822-5519