Michael Blackwood, Staff Writer
On Oct. 7, 2016, Hurricane Matthew made landfall in the continental United States as a category 3 hurricane. The storm continued up the U.S. coast, finally dissipating on the ninth over North Carolina.
In preparation for the storm, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina declared states of emergency and urged citizens to evacuate. It is estimated that over 350,000 people evacuated from the South Carolina Coastal area.
Here are a few numbers that show the magnitude of the storm:
Charleston, South Carolina: 69 MPH
Hilton Head, South Carolina: 88 MPH
Cape Canaveral, Florida: 107 MPH
Wilmington North Carolina: 70 MPH
Savannah, Georgia: 17.49 in.
Fayetteville, North Carolina: 14.82 inches
Charleston, South Carolina: 10.48 inches
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: 11.00 inches
Fernandina Beach, Florida: 9.88 ft
Ft. Pulaski, Georgia: 8 ft
Oyster Landing, South Carolina: 5 ft
North Carolina: 22
South Carolina: 4