Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in South Carolina

NATIONAL (KRON) — Hurricane Matthew has now made landfall in South Carolina, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane Matthew continued its march along the Atlantic coast Saturday, lashing two of the South’s most historic cities and some of its most popular resort islands, flattening trees, swamping streets and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands.

The storm was blamed for at least four deaths in the U.S., all in Florida. In its long wake, it also left well over 300 people dead in Haiti.

Matthew raked the Georgia and South Carolina coasts with torrential rain and stiff winds. But just as it did during its long trek up the Florida shoreline, its center, or eye, mercifully stayed just far enough offshore that coastal communities didn’t feel the full force of its winds.

Stay with KRON4 News for continuing Hurrican Matthew coverage on-air, online and on our app.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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