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8 expecting moms, all 8 months pregnant after Hurricane Matthew NO CC

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (WFXB) – Hurricane Matthew wreaked devastation across South Carolina in October, but it also brought great joy. A local newborn photographer says she always sees a surge in births nine months after a major event and she wanted to capture it. Cassie Clayshulte set out to take some pictures of Hurricane mamas. Eight moms, all 8 months pregnant,…

North Carolina denied 99% of requested Hurricane Matthew relief funds

RALEIGH, N.C. (WFXB) – Federal funds for hurricane recovery in North Carolina came in well below what the state requested. North Carolina asked the federal government for more than $900 million to help the Tar Heel State rebuild following Hurricane Matthew last year. Wednesday, Gov. Roy Cooper announced they’ve only been granted $6.1 million in relief money, less than 1%…

Hurricane Matthew make-up days

Horry County schools to make up three missed days due to storm

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WFXB) – The Horry County Board of Education met Monday evening to discuss the damage of Hurricane Matthew and its effect on the school year. As a result of Hurricane Matthew, students missed seven instructional days, while Green Sea-Floyds missed eight, according to district officials. Three make-up days will occur on November 23, January 2nd, and January 13th….

American Red Cross accepting donations to victims of Hurricane Matthew

Visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word MATTHEW to 90999 to make a $10 donation

MYRTLE BEAHM S.C. (WFXB) – While Hurricane Matthew is long gone, the effects of the storm are still lingering in the Carolinas, and many residents need your help. Most charities prefer monetary donations, but the Red Cross has put out a call for volunteers to help the affected areas in the Carolinas. If you can’t donate money or travel to…

How to avoid post-disaster scams

NICB cautions Carolina residents of rebuilding schemes after Hurricane Matthew

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WFXB) – As Carolina residents recover from Hurricane Matthew, the National Insurance Crime Bureau is working with law enforcement agencies and state officials to warn victims about post-disaster rebuilding scams. the NICB says that after a disaster, contractors will often go door-to-door to offer clean up, construction or repair services and while most are reputable, many are not….

S.C. officials urge sightseers away from flooded neighborhoods

River residents say boaters are damaging their homes

Hurricane Matthew continues to take its toll on the Palmetto State, as almost 300,000 electric customers are still without power and threats of flooding are expected to continue for the next week or so, but officials now have another issue on their hands. Waccamaw River residents say they are used to sightseers when the river floods, but speeding boats are…

Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

Myrtle Beach residents and businesses assess damage of storm

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WFXB) – Residents and business owners in Myrtle Beach are in full recovery mode this afternoon as they are picking up the pieces that Hurricane Matthew left in its path over the weekend. “I’m going to try to open up by tomorrow morning,” said Claudio Oviedo, owner of McAdoos Beach Bar on Ocean Blvd. “It will be safe…