Concerns grow over beach erosion following Hurricane Matthew

WCBD-Isle of Palms

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCBD) — Beach erosion is a concern in the Lowcountry as Hurricane Matthew continues to make its way North.

According to Isle of Palms Fire Chief Ann Graham, the combination of heavy rainfall and tidal surges could cause damage.

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In 2015, beaches faced significant damage as Hurricane Joaquin swept through. Now, the fire department monitors the changes to know what needs to be done after the storm.

This week, the fire department is photographing places on the island to track and document the beaches.

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