GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WBTW) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster visited Georgetown Saturday to hold a news conference with state and local officials.

McMaster discussed the impacts of Hurricane Ian and then made a stop at the Pawleys Island pier to assess the damage.

McMaster was joined at the Beck Recreation Center on West Church Street by local mayors from across Georgetown and Horry counties.

Surfside Beach Mayor Bob Hellyer said 80% of the town’s dunes were destroyed.

McMaster also toured the Horry and Georgetown coastline by helicopter to see the damage.

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