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WMBF Investigates: Unrepaired hurricane damage months after the storm

A beach store in North Myrtle Beach remains damaged following Hurricane Matthew. (Source: WMBF News) A beach store in North Myrtle Beach remains damaged following Hurricane Matthew. (Source: WMBF News)

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Hurricane Matthew did a lot of damage up and down the Grand Strand and into the Pee Dee.

Much of it has been fixed, but a viewer reached out to the WMBF Investigates team wanting to know why no one had done anything about a beach store in North Myrtle Beach.

WMBF’s investigation found the fix is underway.

According to North Myrtle Beach spokesman Pat Dowling, the city attorney met with the owner of the property, Horry Supply Corp, on April 12.

They were in court for what the city calls a violation of the city's exterior maintenance code.

A new court date of May 10 was set to give the owner time to hire a contractor and bring the building into compliance.

A building permit application shows those wheels are in motion.

Full Steam Ahead was hired to do $7,000 worth of work to waterproof the structure. City officials said the building is sound and as long as the work is done by May 10, the owner will be compliant.

In a phone call, the owner told WMBF the property is actually for sale and there is a contract pending.

He said he's based in Columbia and wasn't even aware of the damage until the city contacted him earlier this month.       

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