Since a good many of you travel to the beaches of Florida, NC, SC, and Georgia, I thought I would update you. I won't post any photos because you can see so much more by searching the Internet.
Florida had a lot of wind damage, but the eye was small, and right off the shore, so its 140 mph wind was on water, and the land got hit by 100 - 110 mph. Lots of trees down in Savannah, Georgia, and a few people who refused to evacuate were killed by falling trees and flying limbs and debris.
The real damage was, and still is, flooding. The storm came ashore around Charleston, and gave it the normal flooding it has seen hundreds of times. But it coincided with the incoming tide by the time it got to Georgetown, so it completely flooded out Edisto Island, Kiawah, and Pawley's Island all the way up through Myrtle Beach, Sunset and Wrightsville, NC. If you are familiar with any of that, the Intracoastal Waterway was up over the lower bridges, so there was six to twelve feet of water all the way from 400 yards west of the normal bank of the waterway, out through downtown Myrtle Beach, to the ocean. The water was close to covering the big piers, and did cover the lower piers, like at Murrell's Inlet.
NC got rain all the way past I-95, up to 15 inches in 8 hours, so there is still flooding as all that heads to the ocean. Lumberton, NC on I-95 is about 5 feet under water.