In this drone footage, courtesy of Erik Anderson with May River Media, work was being performed on Jan. 20, 2017 to remove downed trees caused from the destruction of Hurricane Matthew's arrival in October.
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Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism director Duane Parrish surveys damage to a bath house at the Hunting Island campground on Friday, October 14. Hurricane Matthew caused more than $4 million in property damage.
Large crews of volunteers could be needed in April and May as the park prepares to reopen to visitors, according to the latest update from Friends of Hunting Island communications director Carol Corbin. Volunteers will install sand fencing to help restore the dunes wiped out by the storm.
Volunteers will also be needed to paint the new fence surrounding the lighthouse.
One of the last cabins at Hunting Island State Park, known as “Little Blue,” still sits in the Atlantic Ocean even after Hurricane Matthew went along the coast in October, 2016 as shown in this drone footage shot by Erik Anderson with May River Media on J
Oct. 28, 2016 Hurricane Matthew battered thousands of buildings and trees and caused widespread power outages and flooding throughout the Lowcountry in the early morning hours of Oct. 8. But the Category 2 storm didn’t dampen the resolve of residents determined to help their neighbors – and complete strangers – who were suffering. | READ
Nov. 19, 2016 In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew’s destruction in Beaufort County, The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette asked local leaders and others to weigh in on what went well and what could have gone better. Lessons emerged that may better prepare us for when the next hurricane hits. | READ
Coast Guard Air Station Savannah's aerial flight of the Lowcountry after Matthew, a category 2 hurricane, skirted the east coast. This video features Little Blue off Hunting Island as seen on Oct. 9, 2016.
Though "devastated" by Hurricane Matthew, the iconic Hunting Island State Park will, in time, rebound, Duane Parrish, director of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism, told The Beaufort Gazette & The Island Packet during an exclusi
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