Myrtle Beach Using Drone To Measure Erosion

Ryan Kruger reports live in Myrtle Beach in the path of Hurricane Matthew.

Popular southeast vacation spot Myrtle Beach is expecting ten inches of rain from Hurricane Matthew. For them, it's not the hurricane winds they're worried about, it's flooding and shore erosion.

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley called for people living in flood zone A closest to the ocean to evacuate. 11Alive's Ryan Kruger is in Myrtle Beach and reports many did leave, but others are hunkering down. The evacuation was not mandatory in that area. Emergency officials are not planning any lane reversals at this time to expedite evacuations, so residents are have been free to come and go from the area.

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The Myrtle Beach Police Deportment posted a photo showing one of their officers using the drone to record the shoreline before Hurricane Matthew hits. They'll fly the same route after the storm to assess beach erosion.

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