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Before and After Hurricane Matthew, Pritchards Island

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Low-altitude oblique photography before Hurricane Matthew (Sept. 24, 2011) and after (Oct. 14, 2016) at Pritchards Island, South Carolina, shows that in the five years between photographs, the line of vegetation has moved landward as trees exposed to saltwater have died. The lack of vegetation allowed further erosion and overwash during Hurricane Matthew. The yellow arrows in each image point to the same features in both photos.


Public Domain.