Hurricane Irma removed sand from North Myrtle Beach

Sept 23, 2017 (Windy Hill Beach, South Carolina) — “North Myrtle Beach officials estimate that Irma swept away 200,000 cubic yards” of sand from the beach here, according to an article in today’s Sun News. The article did not provide dollar cost for replacing that much sand here, but did note that the 252,000 cubic yards lost in Garden City and Surfside area represents an estimated cost of $5.7 million. The article also reported that Arcadian Shores lost 15,000 cubic yards which could cost $450,000 to replace. The article closed by noting that “Sand renourishment in North Myrtle Beach is scheduled to begin later this fall.

Ref: Audrey Hudson, “Irma washed away more than $6 million worth of sand on Grand Strand”, Rhe Sun News (Myrtle Beach), Sept 23, 2016, p. 3A

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