Hurricane

Any information about Daufuskie Island?

Posted by Liz Farrell

lfarrell@islandpacket.com

We are still collecting information about what happened on Daufuskie Island when Hurricane Matthew blew through.

Daufuskie was a particular concern before the storm hit because 100 people, according to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in her Friday morning address, refused to evacuate.

While we continue to report on the after-effects of the storm, here is a story about one Daufuskie Island resident who stayed behind.

The story starts:

“It’s a cracker house, one he designed and built himself, one that stands on a bluff on the marsh side of Daufuskie Island overlooking downtown Savannah.

It sits on 46 dock pilings — drilled down till they couldn’t be drilled anymore — and is weighted down by 1,100 pounds of hardware.

“Not counting the nails,” Roger Pinckney said Saturday morning, after he’d survived Hurricane Matthew, the Category 2 storm that’s still plodding along South Carolina’s coast — the storm that prompted tens of thousands of people to evacuate Beaufort County.

For information about returning to Beaufort County, click here.

We are collecting information on each neighborhood right now and posting what we find here.

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