The cost of Idalia: How much damage did the storm do to Hilton Head?

Despite Hurricane Idalia making landfall near Florida's Big Bend region as a Category 3 storm, spinning across and arriving in South Carolina bring...

September 7, 2023
6:38 PM

Despite Hurricane Idalia making landfall near Florida's Big Bend region as a Category 3 storm, spinning across and arriving in South Carolina bringing record high tides bolstered by a blue super moon, Hilton Head and the Lowcountry were spared the worst of the storm's wrath. Having weakened to a tropical storm by the time it tracked into Beaufort and Jasper Counties, Idalia's mild passing was more conducive to hurricane parties and cocktails than an evacuation. Even a 'mild' tropical storm brings wind gusts nearing 80 mph, however, and not everyone on Hilton Head was lucky enough to escape unscathed.

Blake Douglas