Major Flooding and Power Outages Throughout Charleston In Wake of Hurricane Idalia (Pictures)


Hurricane Idalia’s path of destruction inundated residents of Charleston, South Carolina yesterday.

Onshore winds around 40 mph drove Atlantic waters onto the streets of the iconic city. Alongside flooding, the winds, with gusts ranging from 50-65 mph, toppled trees and left thousands without electricity.

A tornado was confirmed last night in Goose Creek, taking down several trees and even throwing a car across the road:

Most of the damage across our region came from the high tide, which peaked at 9.23′ – the 5th highest tide on Charleston record.

Here’s a local resident taking a stroll with his dog yesterday afternoon before the worst of the storm hit our shores: