The strong tropical storm killed one and caused flooding in several areas in South Carolina. The strong and powerful storm winds lead people to the power outage. Hundreds of thousands of people were suffering without power on Monday.
Hurricane Irma stumbles on Folly Beach with up to 72 mph storm winds. The center of the tropical storm moved to 250 miles away through Georgia and Sunshine State — Florida.
The storm winds of up to 40 mph moved across the state. Ronnie Ashley who is the Abbeville County Coroner said, the storm winds killed 57-year-old Charles Saxon, he was cleaning the debris outside his home in Calhoun County at about 3 PM on Monday.
Around 250,000 customers faced power outage across the state. The tropical storm downed so many trees, the downed trees and flooding across the state closed up to 160 roads in total 10 counties.
Governor Henry McMaster said, “There’s no need to put yourself or your family or first responders at risk.”
Charleston peninsula’s residents facing waist-deep flooding water. The waves have arrived the graffiti boat near the Folly Beach. The iconic graffiti boat repainted once again since 1989’s powerful Cape Verde-type hurricane, Hurricane Hugo hit the state.
In order to honor the victims of Hurricane Irma, the graffiti boat has been repainted again last weekend. According to the report of The Post and Courier, it reads, “Godspeed Florida.” “This too shall pass.”
The evacuation orders have been issued in the town, the search and rescue team had to be saved at least seven people in Edisto Beach.
Jane Darby the Edisto Beach Mayor told The Associated Press, the family of four members “decided all of a sudden they’d leave.” On the beach, their vehicle flooded out. The family was among the estimated people of around 70 people who stayed in Edisto Beach and ignored the evacuation order.