Chopper 9 Skyzoom tours devastation left by Matthew

Chopper 9 Skyzoom tours devastation left by Matthew

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — On Sunday, Chopper 9 Skyzoom flew over the Carolina coast to give a better look at the extensive damage left by Matthew.

Before Chopper 9 even reached the coast, we could see the Pee Dee River in Anson County spilling over the dam -- a sign of how much rain the region got.

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In Red Springs, southwest of Fayetteville, an entire neighborhood was flooded, water standing halfway up mailbox posts and reaching the undercarriage of trucks.

The damage got worse the closer Chopper 9 flew towards the coast.

From Topsail Island, Chopper 9 flew 260 miles south to Edisto Beach, South Carolina. More than a day after the hurricane hit, damage was widespread -- from debris surrounded by flooded roads in Oak Island, to debris-filled yards on Ocean Isle and pieces of siding scattered on Holden Beach.

The worst damage that we saw was in Myrtle Beach, where Channel 9 meteorologists said a tornado ripped through, toppling a fence, snapping trees in a line before moving on to a golf course and nearby neighborhood.

Several piers took a hit along the beach as well.

“In other areas of Myrtle Beach, part of a road ripped away, a concrete sea wall was left in pieces and wood was scattered on the beach.

Further south, on Pawleys Island, you could actually see into a home after the roof was ripped off.

Where the tour of damage ended in Edisto Beach, neighborhoods were flooded with muddy water for blocks.