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Hurricane Matthew causes mayhem
Chesnut Street W
While Camden and Kershaw County did not see as much or as severe damages due to Hurricane Matthew as some areas of the state, it had its share. Some 2,000 people served by the City of Camden were without power. The heavy rains saturated the ground, undermining tree roots; wind gusts then took them down. Shown here is a large tree that went down Saturday morning on Chesnut Street near Mill Street, taking down power and cable television lines. - photo by Jim Tatum
By the time Hurricane Matthew made landfall in McClellanville, the huge storm had lost some of its ferocity but still packed a nasty punch. The storm, which tore up the Carribean as a monstrous category 4 hurricane was a category 1 by the time it came ashore over Cape Romaine. It caused extensive damage along the coast, particularly due to flooding from storm surge and heavy rain.