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Photos: The scene as Ian batters South Carolina

Hours after its second U.S. landfall, Ian weakened slightly and to a “post-tropical cyclone” — though the National Hurricane Center stressed the storm still poses serious dangers. On Friday, Ian crashed near Georgetown, S.C., as a Category 1 hurricane, the first hurricane to strike South Carolina since Matthew in 2016.

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A diminishing Ian is expected to bring heavy rains across parts of the eastern United States on Saturday as residents and officials continue to assess the damage it wrought in Florida and along coastal South Carolina.

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Oct. 1

A woman walks past a home on Litchfield Beach.

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Melissa Sue Gerrits/For The Washington Post

Oct. 1

A couple walks past damage.

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Melissa Sue Gerrits/For The Washington Post

Oct. 1

Mike Brown moves furniture from the lower level of a family home.

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Melissa Sue Gerrits/For The Washington Post

Oct. 1

Sally Trauco relaxes on Litchfield Beach, South Carolina.

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Melissa Sue Gerrits/For The Washington Post

Sept. 30

Caden Simmons, 16, holds a U.S. flag he recovered while walking along a flooded street in Charleston as Hurricane Ian passes over South Carolina.

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Jonathan Drake/Reuters

Sept. 30

A bicyclist rides through standing water as law enforcement blocks the intersection to traffic in Folly Island.

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Alex Brandon/AP

Sept. 30

A family, from Asheville, N.C., walks their dogs for a "restroom" break while staying at a hotel in Myrtle Beach.

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Melissa Sue Gerrits for The Washington Post

Sept. 30

A worker moves a sandbag after a pump was placed to remove water from the Battery in Charleston.

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Alex Brandon/AP

Sept. 30

A Charleston police officer moves a barricade to block a flooded street.

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Alex Brandon/AP

Sept. 30

A pedestrian walks in a driving rain from the hurricane in Charleston.

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Scott Olson/Getty Images

Sept. 30

Young residents react as a truck sprays water while driving past them on a flooded street in Charleston.

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Jonathan Drake/Reuters

Sept. 30

A cyclist rides through the rain in Charleston.

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Scott Olson/Getty Images

Sept. 30

Motorists are stuck in a flooded street in Charleston.

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Alex Brandon/AP

Sept. 30

Meg Hendrix reacts to a gust of wind from a home in the Cabana section of Myrtle Beach.

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Melissa Sue Gerrits for The Washington Post

Sept. 30

People watch as Ian begins to create storm surges in Myrtle Beach.

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Melissa Sue Gerrits for The Washington Post

Sept. 30

A man stands in front of a storm surge in Myrtle Beach.

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Melissa Sue Gerrits for The Washington Post

Sept. 30

A surfer rides a wave during Ian in Folly Island.

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Alex Brandon/AP

Sept. 30

John Ramirez reacts to water splashing toward him in Myrtle Beach.

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Melissa Sue Gerrits for The Washington Post

Sept. 30

Children watch as waves whip up from Ian in Myrtle Beach.

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Melissa Sue Gerrits for The Washington Post

Sept. 30

Debbi Cole photographs the ocean in Myrtle Beach.

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Melissa Sue Gerrits for The Washington Post

Sept. 30

Jerred Hendrix, left, and Andrew Wilson, right, drag beach chairs off the beach in Myrtle Beach so they don’t cause more damage in the surf.

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Melissa Sue Gerrits for The Washington Post

Sept. 30

Wind gusts blow and twist people's umbrellas in Charleston.

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Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier/AP

Sept. 30

In this NOAA satellite image, Ian makes landfall over Georgetown as a Category 1 storm with 85 mph winds.

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Handout/Getty Images

Sept. 30

Rain from Ian floods a Charleston street.

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Scott Olson/Getty Images

Sept. 30

A motorist drives through high water in Charleston.

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Alex Brandon/AP

Sept. 30

A child lies on a collapsed tennis court fence in Charleston.

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Jonathan Drake/Reuters

Sept. 30

A worker clears a tree after it was brought down by Ian in Charleston.

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Scott Olson/Getty Images

Sept. 30

Waters from a rain-swollen pond cover the grass and a foot path around Quarterman Park in North Charleston.

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Meg Kinnard/AP

Sept. 30

A boy wades through water on a flooded street in Charleston.

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Jonathan Drake/Reuters

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