Ian landed in South Carolina on Friday — the first landfall of a hurricane the state has seen in nearly six years. Ian, which was later downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, brought heavy rain, high winds and flooding along the state's coast, causing damage in some areas.
Ahead of Ian's landfall in South Carolina Friday afternoon, Gov. Henry McMaster referred to the storm as "very dangerous," but told reporters "this is not as bad as it could have been."
Images show us the destruction caused by Ian, which devastated southwest and central Florida as a Category 4 hurricane before slowing to a tropical storm. It regained hurricane status over the Atlantic Thursday afternoon, becoming a Category 1 storm.
Here's a look at Ian's impact on South Carolina:
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