When Irma stormed through North Myrtle Beach Monday, she brought flooded streets, wind damage, power outages, and a house fire.
Some streets in the Cherry Grove area saw flooding, including: Duffy Street between 25th and 28th Avenues, 33rd and 35th Avenues North, Lake Drive, between 40th to 45th Avenues North, and 53rd Avenue North by the marsh bridge, according to a North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety report.
Most roadways were cleared by Tuesday morning.
Gusty winds and heavy rains also shorted some transformers on Duffy Street, knocking out the power briefly. Santee Cooper was working to restore another downed line on North Ocean Boulevard near 41st Avenue North when this happened, and crews came to Duffy Street and quickly repaired the transformers.
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As the storm blew across the area churning up flooding, heavy rain bands and wind caused minor damage to several homes. Siding was ripped from a 34th Avenue North home, and Ocean Boulevard residences also saw damage.
It’s possible there’s more wind-related damage that’s not yet been surveyed, officials said.
A woman was injured after a fire broke out on the second-floor deck of a residence on the 2700 block of North Ocean Boulevard, according to the report.
The elderly woman was hurt while escaping the blaze when she fell down the stairs. She was rushed to safety by first responders and taken to a local hospital with minor, non life-threatening injuries. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
The City of Myrtle Beach saw similar impacts, including some street flooding along Ocean Boulevard. While most flooding had cleared by Tuesday morning, some derbies from the storm was still scattered in roadways in the early morning. Wind also ripped at some buildings and caused damage to siding, awnings, and downed two signs.
The National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C. provided an update showing unofficial rainfall totals and peak wind gusts from the past 24 hours on Tuesday.
The Myrtle Beach area had right around 3 inches in most places, according to the data, which shows parts of Conway had 3 to nearly 4 inches in some areas.
Little River and North Myrtle Beach had more than 2 inches, and the south end saw about the same in Surfside and the Horry County portion of Murrells Inlet, though coastal flooding had a much bigger impacts in those areas.
Georgtown County areas saw 4 inches of rainfall in Pawleys Island at the highest and just under 2 inches at the lowest amount in the Sampit area.
Myrtle Beach and Surfside Beach saw the highest wind gusts in Horry County at 54 mph, while the Red Hill area had the lowest reported at 22 mph, the data shows.
Wind gusts peaked at 61 mph in the city of Georgetown, while Pawleys Island saw the lowest in Georgetown County during the storm at 40 mph.
According to the United Way, SC 2-1-1 is working in partnership with Crisis Cleanup to connect homeowners with post-storm services. Residents who need help with debris removal, mud-out and other clean-up services after the storm can call 2-1-1 for help.