Social media users shared photos and videos online Friday of the flooding in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach caused by Hurricane Ian.
Hurricane Ian had long been expected to make landfall directly on top of Charleston, but it split the difference between the Lowcountry and the Grand Strand, slamming into the city of Georgetown Friday afternoon.
Georgetown is located about 40 miles south of downtown Myrtle Beach and 60 miles south of Cherry Grove.
Twitter user Seth Barham posted a photo outside a house in Cherry Grove.
— Seth Barham (@spartanwanderer) September 30, 2022
Facebook user Elizabeth Lowery shared a multiple photos and videos of the flooding in the neighborhood.
North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue posted some photos to their Facebook page of flooding. Parts of Main Street, North Ocean Boulevard Sea Mountain Highway and avenues in Cherry Grove were flooded, according to the agency.
Just before the storm made landfall, it took out two of the region’s famous piers, the Cherry Grove Pier and the Pawleys Island Pier, both of which had survived plenty of tropical storms and hurricanes in the past.
Ian is predicted to move inland across eastern South Carolina and North Caroline tonight and Saturday. Maximum wind speeds are near 85 miles per hour.