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Friday, October 28, 2016

Hurricane Matthew

At around 11:00 a.m. EDT (15:00 UTC) on October 8, Matthew made landfall at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, near McClellanville, South Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 75 mph (120 km/h).[27] This made Matthew the first hurricane to make landfall in the United States north of Florida in the month of October since Hurricane Hazel in 1954.

CHERRY GROVE, SC (WBTW) – Fire crews responded to a working fire on 49th and North Ocean Boulevard in Cherry Grove.
News13 crews arrived at the fire around 7:30 p.m. and initially observed one condo on fire. As of 9:45 p.m., five condos were on fire and one was already burned to the ground.
Firemen are not sure how the fire began, but there is a possibility that a nearby power line could be the cause.  At the time of the initial second row structure fire in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach on October 8, sustained wind speeds were 55-60 mph in North Myrtle Beach with frequent wind gusts of up to 70 mph.

Before Fire

Beach Damage from Hurricane Matthew

Major Beach and Dune erosion in Cherry Grove

Walk over ending in dunes

Emergency Beach Access 
after Matthew

Beach Walk over, after Matthew

40th Ave N....Nest #7 location
July 2016, Before Matthew

40th Ave N. After Matthew

Looking toward Prince Resort
After Matthew

39th Ave, Sept 2015
erosion from King Tides

After Matthew

6100 North Ocean Blvd,
May 2016

Sea Cabins Pier, Front of 6100 North 
Ocean Blvd, Oct 7
Before Matthew

Pier after storm surge
Front end is missing

Front of 6100 North Ocean Blvd
Oct. 9th, After Matthew

Sea Marsh Condo, 6108 North Ocean Blvd 
Before Matthew

After Matthew

Looking South from 63rd Ave N
After Matthew

6100 North Ocean Blvd

Walkway from Empty Lots, 6200 North Ocean Blvd

Steep Drop off

Nice dune buildup  May 2016

Same dunes after Matthew

Emergency Vehicle Access
6200 North Ocean blvd

Looking toward the Point, 63rd Ave N

Sept 2015

Oct 9, 2016

Looking toward the Channel

Looking back toward Condo Complex from the Point

South of Sea Cabins Pier

Sea Cabins Pier

Sept 2015

October 9, 2016

49th Ave N

June 2016

49th Ave N, Oct 9

50th Ave N, Sept 2015
After High tides 

Erosion in 2015

Same area, 50th Ave N after Matthew and
resulting fire
Condo Complex plus 3 beach houses S of complex are destroyed by fire

 Public Beach Access around 53rd Ave N
after Matthew

50th Ave N

Beach erosion from Matthew, South of 
Cherry Grove Pier
Sea Wall is exposed


Walk over is now in middle of beach,
no dunes to walk over

10th Ave N, August 2016

10th Ave N, October 6

10th Ave N, Oct 9th

Cherry Grove Pier, missing pylons
October 9

Flicker chasing large grass hopper,
lands on 3rd floor ocean front balcony to rest
October 9

Butterflies on Beach, October 10th

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