Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma Takes Iconic Folly Boat for a Ride

By Kaitlyn Park


Anyone who has made the pilgrimage to Folly Beach, S.C., has a memory of the brightly painted boat to the right of the road. Sitting just off the marsh, the vessel had become emblematic of the seaside that lays just down the road.

The Latest: Gov. Lifts Barrier Island Evacuation Order, Cleanup Begins

By Gavin Jackson

Palmetto Blvd. at Edisto Beach on Sept. 12, 2017.

The latest on now Tropical Storm Irma's effects in South Carolina (all times local):

4 p.m.

BEAUFORT -- Betsy Binette, who owns a crossfit gym with her husband Ted, was getting her workout in Tuesday. She squatted and pushed heavy chunks of pine tree into a pile after Ted sawed them up. The tree just missed their rental property on Bonaire Circle North and took down some power lines with it. 

Irma: A Storm To Be Reckoned With

By Kim Sullivan

Photo after the storm

BEAUFORT, SC- After three years in Beaufort, I have experienced two hurricanes here...Matthew in October 2016 and now Irma. Waiting on a hurricane is very different in a town surrounded by water. There is so much preparation before hand. The house, pets, and outdoor furniture just to name a few. Boat owners are getting boats to dry storage or hooked up to trailers for evacuation. Sea island residents of Fripp, Hunting, Harbor and Daufuskie were asked to evacuate on Saturday starting at 10am.

Governor McMaster Irma Update: 09/11/2017 2 p.m.

By Kaitlyn Park

flooding in charleston

Governor Henry McMaster held a press conference at 2 p.m. today, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division.

"We are very proud of the way citizens have responded to our urgings and warnings, and information. This has been a plan that has gone according to the way it was devised." Governor McMaster said.

Though Irma moved to the west out of direct damage to South Carolina, the governor advised, "It's still a dangerous storm. There's still a lot of danger out there." 

VIDEO: Irma's Rain And Wind Arrive in South Carolina

By Gavin Jackson

Folly Beach around high tide on Sept. 11, 2017.

The latest on now Tropical Storm Irma's effects in South Carolina (all times local):

6:45 p.m.

BEAUFORT -- Authorities are in the process of performing a damage assessment of roadways and causeways in the area that is expected to be completed Tuesday morning. Once it's completed a decision regarding reentry to the evacuated barrier islands will be announced.

Forecasts indicate that conditions may deteriorate again overnight and add to the current flooding present on the roadways of the county's five barrier islands.  

Road Into Rivers: Hurricane Irma at Isle of Palms

By Tabitha Safdi

Storm surge at Isle of Palms

ISLE OF PALMS -  With heavy rain and winds peaking at 43 mph, residents of the Isle of Palms are weathering Hurricane Irma with bated breath. Some streets on the barrier island are turning into rivers. Isle of Palms Weather has reported 1.78 inches of rain since 12:00 AM.

Webcams are live on the deck at the The Windjammer.

Video courtesy of Brett Husley.



Though storm has shifted, S.C. will still see impacts: Hurricane Irma Update 09/10/17 2 p.m.

By Kaitlyn Park



Governor Henry McMaster addressed the public from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 2 p.m. 

While the storm has moved more westward than originally anticipated, South Carolina is expected to still see impacts, particularly to the south and west of Interstate 26 (I-26). 

Hurricane Irma made landfall along the lower Flordia Keys as a Category 4 hurricane. Irma has been approaching the southwest Florida coast, with winds up to 130 miles per hour (mph).