Downtown cleaning up Hurricane Matthew’s mess

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)—A toppled tree at the south end of colonial lake is the one of the most noticeable signs of a hurricane in Harleston Village.

Days after Hurricane Matthew overfilled colonial lake through parts of the lower peninsula, people are cleaning up where it spread.
Over the weekend some neighbors recorded more than two feet of water inside their homes from the flooded lake. Melinda Kruzner and her husband spent Monday clearing out the water damaged first floor of their house. Kruzner never moved her things to second floor before the storm because she thought Matthew wasn’t going to flood as much as last October’s historic flood. “For us, it definitely was,” said Kruzner referencing the waterline outside her home, “it didn’t come in the house last year.”
The city of Charleston is using tractors and dump trucks to pick up organized debris piles on the sides of downtown roads.

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