Erik Anderson shot this video on Oct. 11, 2016 a few days after Hurricane Matthew inundated the east coast with strong winds and storm surge. The video gives a glimpse at what islanders may expect once the Harbor River Bridge is repaired.
In her 57 years, Betty Bush has never seen Spanish Wells look so bad. Bush returned to her Brams Point Road home the morning of Oct. 12, 2016. Her home was relatively unscathed, but the neighborhood lost a large number of trees.
Joe DeVito, field operations manager for the Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority, explains the effort to restore power to a vital piece of infrastructure, the pump stations that keep sewage flowing toward treatment plants.
On a driving tour of Fripp Island on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, the most severe damage to the gated community was the sea wall on Porpoise Drive. Several homes had trees land on their roofs but the majority of the island’s ocean side structures suffered damage from storm surge flooding. Homes further from the ocean suffered superficial damage - shingles and eave damage - from the winds.
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