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.
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.
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