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S.C.: Many coastal parks struggle to reopen after Irma

(Sept. 19, 2017) -- The storm wracked some of the areas just weeks after they re-opened following millions of dollars of repairs from the damage of Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The tree that stood in the ocean is down.

Tiffany Briley used to wake up at 4 a.m. to get to the boneyard beach at Botany Bay Plantation so she could photograph the iconic tree at sunrise in the surf. She cried in relief when she saw it still standing after Hurricane Matthew.

Last week, she saw from a helicopter that Tropical Storm Irma knocked it over.

Briley, a volunteer at the Botany Bay wildlife management area, felt it in the pit of her stomach.

Read the full story from The Post and Courier.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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