Idalia expected to churn up significant storm surge along coast

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — South Carolina’s Grand Strand could be in for a rough night because Idalia is expected to continue churning up significant storm surge.

The Category 3 storm made landfall in Florida and although it lost its fuel moving over land, it put a damper on vacationers’ plans across the coast.

Scott Brookbank and his friends arrived in Myrtle Beach from Ohio to golf.

“It’s been five years since I’ve had a proper golf vacation and my buddy called me up,” Brookbank told Channel 9′s Jonathan Lowe.

The storm whipped its way across the South Carolina coast with some heavy bands of wind and rain.

Ocean Boulevard was temporarily impassable stranding cars in its median.

>>In the video at the top of the page, see the latest updates from Myrtle Beach.

(WATCH: Low tide reveals approx. 80,000-year-old fossil along Myrtle Beach coast)

Jonathan Lowe

Jonathan Lowe, wsoctv.com

Jonathan is a reporter for WSOC-TV.

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