Has myrtle beach ever been hit by a hurricane?

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Nicholaus Feest asked a question: Has myrtle beach ever been hit by a hurricane?
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Date created: Sun, Jan 10, 2021 12:12 PM
Date updated: Fri, Jul 29, 2022 10:38 AM
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1) Direct impacts from hurricanes in Myrtle Beach is rare.

In fact, in 2020, the two storms that have impacted our coast made landfall either on the Outer Banks or farther south near Charleston. Both storms resulted in a bit of wind and rain for us.
  • The most recent hurricane that came close to Myrtle Beach was Hurricane Irene on August 23, 2011. Though Irene made landfall further up the North Carolina coast, Myrtle Beach did receive its share of tropical storm-force winds, with branches and older trees falling and some low flooding being some of the worst of the damage.

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Myrtle Beach had rainfall totals ranging from 4.90 inches to 12.19 inches in some places. North Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand Airport recorded 7.93 inches. Hurricane Matthew caused about $17.3...

How often Myrtle Beach gets affected? brushed or hit every 1.94 years Average years between direct hurricane hits.(hurricane force winds for a few hours) (19h)once every 7.84 years State stats Average years between major hurricane hits.(6) once every 24.83 years Average MPH of hurricane hits. (based on advisories sustained winds, not gusts) 97 mph

Impacted by x-tropical storm Arthur hit by hurricane Paulette and brushed by hurricanes Teddy & Epsilon. This Island has a lot of brushes mainly to the east but also has 38 hurricane hits. (affected 84 times since 1871)

The closest hits MB has taken from hurricanes in the last couple of generations were from Hurricane Hazel in 1954 and from Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Hazel's eye crossed the coast at the NC/SC line about 25 miles northeast of MB and the center of Hugo's eye crossed the coast in the neighborhood of Bull's Bay, just northeast of Charleston.

Over the years, Myrtle Beach has seen several hurricanes come and go and has been fortunate enough to have avoided other devastating storms. The most recent hurricane that came close to Myrtle Beach was Hurricane Irene on August 23, 2011. Though Irene made landfall further up the North Carolina coast, Myrtle Beach did receive its share of tropical storm-force winds, with branches and older trees falling and some low flooding being some of the worst of the damage.

Landfall near Hilton Head Island, SC as a Cat 2 hurricane with winds near 100 mph. Produced significant storm surge, 10+ inches of rain (mostly across SC) and at least 33 deaths. The sea level pressure dropped to 28.81 in Hg (976 mb) at Savannah, which ties for the 3rd lowest reading on record. 1945.

We leave Sept. 1 for MB. 1. Re: Hurricanes/Tropical Storms. I don't think Myrtle Beach has been hit in years. And this year the activity of hurricanes and tropical stroms is very light (compared to last year!) Just heard this morning that Debbie is not a worry at all, it will work it self out at sea.

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