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5:35 am on Monday December 17, 2012

Plan in works to repair Folly Beach County Park's erosion (Updated)

Image by Flickr user Geoff LMV Updates are at the bottom: Back in 2011 a relatively uneventful Hurricane Irene swung near South Carolina, but the waves from that storm amplified erosion at Folly Beach County Park and have left the popular attraction...
3:05 am on Wednesday February 15, 2012

Hurricane Irene leaves lasting damage to Folly Beach (Update: Closed until 2013?)

Image by Flickr user Geoff LMV Update: A plan to add sand back to the beach and add groins has been proposed. Update February 15: A brief update to note a report from ABC News 4 about there being little progress and any hope of repairing the park...
5:03 am on Sunday August 28, 2011

Lampooning Hurricane Irene's paltry effects

Image by Joseph Nienstedt Irene scourging Lowcountry marsh.While much was made of the impending and arrival of Hurricane Irene's effects on the Lowcountry, its winds were quite limited and most of the damage to areas directly on the beach.  (To be...
9:05 am on Saturday August 27, 2011

Irene passes by Myrtle Beach, no serious damage

Flickr user oljudet As expected, Hurricane Irene merely blew us a kiss as she danced by our little stretch of beach. Aside from a couple of downed trees, the biggest damage done has been scattered power outages. Santee Cooper took to Facebook and...
3:45 pm on Friday August 26, 2011

Myrtle Beach reactions to Hurricane Irene (Update: reactions as of 7:30 8/26)

TheDigitel MYR Myrtle Beach State Park During Hurricane Irene As Hurricane Irene passes Myrtle Beach by heading up the East Coast, TheDigitel Myrtle Beach wanted to catch people reactions to the storm in real time.       [View the story "Myrtle...
9:26 am on Friday August 26, 2011

Ham radio operators could be hurricane heroes

photo by flickr user HAM guy While we're not expecting interruptions in phone and cell service due to Hurricane Irene, if a future storm knocks them out, you can always rely on local ham radio operators to assist emergency management officials. It's...
5:17 am on Friday August 26, 2011

Closures abound as Hurricane Irene nears (updated x2: more closures)

Image by SCE&G A downed power line on Folly Road. As 9:20 a.m. 2,300 customers were without power on Folly Beach.Update, 12:15 p.m.: More school closings have been announced and Live 5 News has the list. In addition, the College of Charleston...
5:10 am on Friday August 26, 2011

Hurricane approach: Beware waves and rip currents today, this weekend (update: That's Irene you see)

NASA/NOAA GOES Project Updated August 26: See those clouds? Yup that's Irene. This storm is a beast, 420+ miles wide in diameter. We're already starting to see some of the outer bands impact us. Luckily all we'll see is a little wind and rain. See...
4:52 am on Friday August 26, 2011

Hurricane Irene Myrtle Beach media round-up, call for hashtags

The current projections show the Horry County coast is still being spared. But the local media have an obligation to keep the public informed and updated. Even though we may not be targeted for a direct hit and we will be on the weak side, those...
9:30 am on Thursday August 25, 2011

Hurricane approach: Beware of waves and rip currents today and through the weekend

NASA/NOAA GOES Project Hurricane Irene entering the Bahamas on August 24. Myrtle Beach has lucked out with Hurricane Irene seeming more intent on Cape Hatteras, but we're not totally in the clear yet.We have three big things to watch out for.1)...

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