Two weeks after Hurricane Matthew hits parts of the South Carolina, the clean-up continues.
Matthew reached state waters early in the October 8 morning, skipping along the Lowcountry shoreline before coming ashore in northern Charleston County. It then continued northeast over the Grand Strand before crossing into North Carolina late in the afternoon.
Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin told South Carolina Radio Network that the storm took out sand dunes on his town’s beach. “They did what they were supposed to do. Even though you gave (the dunes) up, you sacrificed them to protect against the storm,” Goodwin said. “But that’s what you build those sand dunes for, is the protection.”
Goodwin said that, other than the beach damage, Matthew did not cause significant loss on Folly Beach. “Most of the people’s houses are in good shape. You look around you see some shingle damage, but no houses destroyed as such,” said Goodwin.
Other areas hit by the hurricane are also still in the clean-up mode.
As for roads in South Carolina closed by the hurricane, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) said Thursday that nearly 81 percent have reopened.
The DOT said that ninety-two roads and bridges are still closed as a result of the storm, down from 481 roads and bridges closings 10 days ago, at the height of Matthew’s aftermath.