Hurricane Ian makes landfall in the Carolinas

The storm made it's fourth landfall as a Category 1 hurricane.
2:46 | 10/01/22

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>> YES, WE ARE. >> WE DO BEGIN THIS MORNING WITH WHAT WAS ONCE HURRICANE IAN WORKING ITS WAY UP THE TOOES COAST. IT WAS DOWNGRADED OVERNIGHT TO A POST TROPICAL CYCLONE AS IT SLAMMED INTO SOUTH CAROLINA AS A CATEGORY 1 STORM. >> HERE'S A LOOK AT THE POWER OUTAGES THIS MORNING. NORTH CAROLINA HAS MORE THAN 300,000 CUSTOMERS WITHOUT ELECTRICITY. SOUTH CAROLINA FAIRING BETTER WITH 63,000 WITH NO POWER. BUT FLORIDA, HARDEST HIT BY IAN HAS 1.3 MILLION POWER OUTAGES. >> FLORIDA STILL REELING FROM THE MASSIVE DESTRUCTION. WE DO KNOW THAT THE DEATH TOLL IS RISING WITH THE POTENTIAL TO GO EVEN HIGHER IN NEIGHBORHOODS RESCUE CREWS STILL HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO REACH. WE HAVE TEAM COVERAGE. FIRST, LET'S GO TO ABC'S ELMA LOPEZ. >> CLEAR SKIES AFTER THE RAIN BANS HAVE MOVED OUT OF HERE. HERE IN CHARLESTON WE WERE SPARED THE WORST AS THE PATH SHIFTED SLIGHTLY TO THE NORTH. WHAT THE HURRICANE FORCE WINDS LEFT BEHIND ACROSS THE STATE, THAT'S STILL COMING INTO FOCUS. >> Reporter: THIS MORNING SOUTH CAROLINA FEELING THE EFFECTS OF HURRICANE IAN MAKING ITS THIRD U.S. LANDFALL, THIS TIME AS A CATEGORY 1. WINDS CLOCKING IN AT MORE THAN 90 MILES AN HOUR. THE STORM SLAMMING THE COAST LINE IN MYRTLE BEACH. >> MIGHT BE IT. THERE IT GOES! >> Reporter: THE SURF CARRYING AWAY THIS PART OF THE PIER. >> THE OCEAN WAS OVER THAT PIER AND IT JUST ATE IT UP. >> IT WAS CRAZY. THERE WAS DEBRIS EVERYWHERE. >> Reporter: STRONG WAVES CREEPING TOWARDS THE BOARDWALK BATTERING A SHRIMP BOAT NOW WASHED ASHORE. RISING FLOOD WATER SURROUNDING HOMES. >> I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THAT. YOU KNOW, THIS FLOODING HERE, I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THAT EITHER, YOU KNOW? IT'S JUST -- IT'S INTENSE. >> THIS IS IT, RIGHT? THIS IS THE EYE WALL RIGHT HERE. >> Reporter: THE STORM SURGE PUSHING DEBRIS DOWN THE STREETS OF GARDEN CITY. >> OH, MY GOSH. THE SURGE IS COMING IN HARD. >> Reporter: WAIVES CRASHING INTO HOMES ON THE SHORELINE. AND IN CHARLESTON, TAKE A LOOK AT THIS. WIND GUSTS ROCKING BOATS BACK AND FORTH IN THE HARBOR. DOWNTOWN THE BOARDWALK COMPLETELY FLOODED. IAN'S STILL ON THE MOVE. >> OH, MY GOSH. >> Reporter: A LARGE WATER SPOUT COMING ASHORE IN NORTH CAROLINA, LARGE WAVES BEGINNING TO FLOOD THE COASTAL CITY OF SOUTH PORT AND IN SUNSET BEACH IAN BRINGING STRONG WINDS. THE POWERFUL STORM SURGE DAMAGING DOCKS, FLOODING STREETS, EVEN FLATTENING DUNES. >> AND BACK HERE IN CHARLESTON WE GOT BETWEEN 6 AND 8 INCHES OF RAINFALL. TODAY OFFICIALS ARE STILL ASSESSING THE DAMAGE HERE. IT'S IN THE MID-ATLANTIC BEFORE IT MAKES ITS WAY

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