Ambassadors Batten Down the Hatches Again

Posted Oct 15th, 2018 in Feat of the Week

Last week, the MSD Ambassadors had to help batten down the hatches in Downtown Wilmington once again as yet another storm barreled through.  This was the second time in three weeks!   

Even though Hurricane Michael had dropped to a tropical storm by the time it made it to the Port City, the Ambassadors patrolled the streets prior to its arrival to pick-up litter and random debris.  They also checked in with business owners to help secure parts of their properties already weakened by Hurricane Florence.

Soon after Florence, piles of vegetation and debris from storm-damaged buildings were removed by City staff and contractors; however, more remains in Downtown and elsewhere.  Anything that wasn’t pinned down or removed post-Florence could have been dislodged by Michael’s strong winds.  As a preventative measure, the Ambassadors braved the elements in the days before the new storm to remove or secure any loose objects they encountered to keep them from becoming dangerous projectiles.

Safety is one of the MSD’s top priorities. The Ambassadors work to ensure that Downtown is a safe and inviting place for those who work, live, or visit our beautiful city.

To report safety concerns, call or email an Ambassador!

Hours: Mon – Thurs 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Fri/Sat 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m., Sun 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

They can be reached during operating hours by phone or text at 910.524.3600


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