Hurricane Matthew

Tropical Storm Joaquin (2015) and Hurricanes Matthew (2016) and Irene (2017) delayed the completion date of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and Horry County's $99 million S.C. Hwy. 31 (Carolina Bays Parkway) Extension to S.C./N.C.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) Work has started on rebuilding sand dunes at a South Carolina beach damaged by Hurricane Matthew last year. Trucks filled with sand started rolling into North Myrtle Beach under the project expected to take about three months, The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported.

Volvo Penta's 16-liter engine powers a primary shredder to enable recycling of waste wood in Georgia. When wood processor Larry Simpson was deciding how to move forward with his business, he opted for a new primary shredder to replace an old grinding machine.

JCB North America has made equipment available including a 3CX backhoe loader and a 437 wheel loader, together valued at more than $300,000 to assist with local clean-up efforts in the Savannah area, which sustained significant damage from Hurricane Matthew in early October.

Heavy-duty rain and surf from a hurricane generally means heavy-duty equipment will be called in for repairs. That is certainly the case in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which roared northward up the southeast coast of the United States the second weekend in October.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the immediate availability of $5 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to help begin road and bridge repairs damaged by Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina.