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Media Release

2016 Beach Nourishment Project - Hurricane Matthew Preparations

Release Date: October 3, 2016

Contact Information:
Scott Liggett, PE email icon , Director of Public Projects & Facilities, 843-341-4776, Fax: 843-842-8587

At 6:00 AM this morning the Town's contractor Weeks Marine, Inc., ceased sand placement activities and began preparing for the worsening sea conditions expected as a result of the approach of Hurricane Matthew. The dredge CR McCaskill and its attendant booster pump will be taken off station and brought to safe harbor in the Calibogue Sound. Approximately 12,000 feet of shore pipe in place from South Forest Beach to southern Palmetto Dunes will be disassembled, stockpiled and then hauled to the Town's Collier Beach property until the storm passes. As a result of the pipeline transport activities beach goers within the project foot print should expect to see additional vehicular activity. Storm related preparations are expected to be completed on October 5, 2016.

Additional Renourishment Project information is available at the Town's website: www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov