Hurricane Matthew makes landfall; weakens

McClellanville, S.C. (CNN) — Category 1 Hurricane Matthew made landfall late Saturday morning over South Carolina’s central coast, and the storm’s sea surges and rainfall appeared poised to threaten life-threatening inland flooding for that state and North Carolina as the storm crawled to the northeast.

Matthew’s center crossed near McClellanville, South Carolina, between Charleston and Myrtle Beach before 11 a.m. ET, with maximum winds just above hurricane threshold at 75 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.
The storm has killed hundreds in the Caribbean and at least four people in Florida, and left swaths of damage and hundreds of thousands of power outages along parts of the US southeast from Florida to the Carolinas.