I spent the weekend of the flooding checking the tides and wondering how we were going to react and adapt to the volumes of rain pounding us hourly. I believe the best description of the event was a “historic flooding” as I watched the water from a tidal creek in my backyard rise well past the 100-year flood mark.
How did the Town of Mount Pleasant respond?
It gets straight A’s in my book. Sewer breach in Park West? The town was right on it with effective road sign communication. Passable roads? No problem. Trash pick-up? As scheduled. Sewer services? Like nothing happened. The fact that power was out only four hours at our house? Impressive.
Our community was very fortunate to avoid the deaths and devastation that our fellow South Carolinians experienced. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.
My town government is to be commended for reacting when and where necessary so we were all ready to go about the work week.
Now if only we can get the “Save Shem Creek Corp.” to understand that “progress” is an opportunity to achieve greatness and not a four-letter word.
James Basford Place