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North Myrtle Beach rebuilding dunes as a temporary fix after Matthew

(Source: Ruby Durham) (Source: Ruby Durham)

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Hurricane Matthew raked 600 miles of South Carolina beaches including here in on the Grand Strand, but specifically parts of North Myrtle  Beach. 

The North Myrtle Beach Spokesperson says, beach renourishment will get the dunes back to normal.

But the last beach renourishment project was in 2008, and the next isn't until 2018.

He says from Tropical Storm Ana to Hurricane Joaquin and now Hurricane Matthew, all of the sand from the 2008 renourishment project is gone.

With that being said, officials have approached the Army Corps of Engineers and legislators for emergency funding.

Without the dunes being reformed, if another storm happens, large amounts of ocean water could go out onto more roads and under buildings near the ocean.

Normally after a storm, crews can go to the beach at low tide and push sand up to the dunes for a temporary fix. However, this time around, there's no sand left during low tide to do that.

Without a dune, crews can't re-plant dune grass or put a fence that was also destroyed to create a barrier.

So now CCU has come out to the beaches to determine how much sand was lost and is hoping to get figures to present to the corps and legislature to then hopefully be considered for emergency funding.

"Hurricane Matthew in particular really racked much of our dunes system, particular in the Cherry Grove area, Windy Hill, and some in Crescent Beach and Ocean Drive, so we're exposed if we get another major storm," NMB spokesperson Pat Dowling said.

Right now crews are making mounds, but it's only a temporary fix.

City leaders are working to get emergency beach renourishment funding in 2017.

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