Residents of some South Carolina towns return home following evacuation

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WKRN) — As residents of Isle of Palms, South Carolina, made their way back to their homes Saturday; there were once again signs of life in what had briefly appeared to be a ghost town.

After a quick inspection of their home, Charles and Debbie Jones said most of their damage is in their front yard where branches and debris have collected.

“Last night we saw a lot of pieces flying off the palms, but that is about it,” Charles Jones said.

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

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With flooding in the area, many residents took precautions by leaving. Some even put up sandbags and boarded up their doors.

Some homes did have damage from the strong winds, but the most damage seemed to be on the coast.

Wood pilings and concrete foundations have all have been washed away by the tide.

Where there were once boardwalks and paths to access the beach, now there is just a drop off.

There is going to be about $10,000 in repairs needed.

But even with Hurricane Matthew leaving a destructive path behind, man living in Isle of Palms say it could have been much worse.

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