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The Hammock Coast is back up after Hurricane Ian

3 Oct

The Hammock Coast is back up after Hurricane Ian

A rainbow formed over the Hammock Coast following Hurricane Ian.
Photo courtesy of Austin Bond.

Days after Hurricane Ian made a second landfall in Georgetown, the Hammock Coast has reopened, even as cleanup continues.

The hurricane left various levels of damage within the communities of South Carolina’s Hammock Coast.

Georgetown, wonderfully, reopened the day after the storm and welcomed visitors back to its historic streets, but the Hammock Coast’s famed beach communities are still working on cleanup efforts.

Pawleys Island had electricity and water services back just 24 hours after Ian had left its storied shores. Cleanup continues on the island, as it does in neighboring Litchfield Beach and DeBordieu.

All eight of the member restaurants along the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet are opening for business, but portions of the famed 1/2-mile boardwalk are closed until inspections are completed.

On the far northern end of the Hammock Coast, southern Garden City continues a hard cleanup effort after sand and water inundated streets in parts of the community.

Beach access in all areas of the Hammock Coast may be limited, as some beach access walkways were damaged from the ocean surge. Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet remains closed at this time, as work continues there. 

If you have accommodations scheduled for the upcoming weeks, we encourage you to contact your rental company directly to confirm the status of your specific property.

The Hammock Coast community has long been known for its resiliency, and this time is certainly no exception.

All of the famed golf courses on the Hammock Coast are open. Restaurants are serving up delicious fare, and our attractions — Brookgreen Gardens, Hobcaw Barony and Hopsewee Plantation, to name just a few — are open and welcoming guests.

Our community is strong. We have an extraordinary infrastructure of public and private entities working together so that cleanup and repairs are made as swiftly as possible.

Thank you for loving South Carolina’s Hammock Coast.

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