Folly Beach Returning to Normal After Being Lashed by Irma

September 12, 2017, 9:47 am EST | Share:

FOLLY BEACH, SC (BRODIE HART, WTAT-TV) — Folly Beach is beginning to return to normal the morning after what was Hurricane Irma blew through the Lowcountry, bringing storm surge, heavy rain and high winds.

Several businesses on Folly Beach began removing sandbags and pulling the plywoods from their windows and doors Tuesday morning after heeding the early warnings of the punch Irma could potentially pack.

We have seen the island struggle with power going in and out. Many in the area say they lost power overnight and are just waiting for it to return in the storm’s aftermath.

Irma took out many of the walkways to Folly Beach, and flooding continues for as far as the eye can see on E. Arctic Ave. Thankfully, though, Folly appears to not have suffered as much damage this time as it did during Hurricane Matthew in 2016.