GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Governor Henry McMaster visited Georgetown County Saturday afternoon to assess Hurricane damage. 

The 4 p.m. press conference followed a morning briefing in West Columbia which discussed initial takeaways from Hurricane Ian. 

McMaster and several Georgetown County mayors held a press conference at the Beck Recreation Center on Hurricane Ian’s impact.

“This is what you get in South Carolina. Teams come together,” District 107 Representative Thomas “Case” Britten said. “We are resilient in South Carolina. We fight first, and we fight for what we believe in.” 

The Mayor of Surfside Beach, Bob Hellyer said the town lost 80 percent of its dunes during the storm.  

McMaster and ‘Team South Carolina’ will observe coastline damage by helicopter between Charleston County and North Myrtle Beach while in town.

“Hurricane season is not over. We can expect the heavy season to go through to the end of October. But then there’s next year. we need to be grateful.” Henry McMaster said Saturday afternoon.

Following the briefing, McMaster will head to Pawley’s Island Pier with SCDOT to survey the damage.