Matthew Brings Severe Storm Surge 1:30 Update 2 Piers Washed To Sea.
SECTIONS OF SPRINGMAID PIER AND SURFSIDE PIER HAVE WASHED AWAY ACCORDING TO AUTHORITIES OF EACH.
STORM MADE LANDFALL IN McClellanville, SC at 8 a.m. according to the National Hurricane Service. (Just South of Myrtle Beach) Same landing point as Hugo in 1989. 50,000 people have lost power in our area. Rain will move out late this afternoon but the wind will stick around through the evening. Parts of Marion, S.C, Florence, S.C., and Mullins, S.C. are flooded right now. Washed out roads are found in practically all surrounding coastal towns.
As the eye of Matthew approaches Myrtle Beach, here is additional rain we can expect.
Due to the mounting tidal surge and heavy rains, Sea Mountain Highway in North Myrtle Beach is no longer passable by motor vehicle and entry into Cherry Grove by motor vehicle is no longer possible. This situation will continue to worsen as we get closer to high tide, which occurs around 2 p.m.
Hurricane Matthew continues to be primarily a coastal flooding, storm surge event. Nine out of ten people who die in a Hurricane die from storm surge. We ask that all please remain in doors while this storm continues to strengthen. The peak of Hurricane Matthew runs from now until 5 p.m.
SPRINGMAID PIER AND SURFSIDE PIER HAVE SECTIONS THAT HAVE WASHED AWAY ACCORDING TO AUTHORITIES OF EACH
According to Donald Hovis, Pier Manager of Springmaid Beach Pier, the pier has washed out to sea. Reports of Surfside Beach pier are also now coming into our team. We hope to have more pictures of both areas soon. With the current conditions, however, it is unlikely we will be able to make those locations before a.m. Sunday.
Myrtle Beach SC Continues Its Coverage of Matthew Brings Severe Storm Surge