Tonight at 7PM – Surviving All The Hurricanes from Hazel to Matthew


MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – Hurricane Matthew’s name was recently retired, joining the ranks of the most destructive hurricanes since the naming list began nearly 65 years ago.

Hazel, Hugo, Floyd and now Matthew are among the names of storms the National Hurricane Center has retired, and their winds and water have carved their names into the history of the Grand Strand.

But not on Caroline Carmichael’s home, which sits just a block from the beach.

“I’ve stayed through a lot of them, and this old house is still standing,” says 89-year-old Caroline Carmichael.

For over 70 years, Caroline’s home off of Kings Highway has stood its ground.

WMBF First Alert Weather Meteorologist Sean Bailey recently sat down with Caroline to talk about how she and her home have survived every major storm, from Hugo in 1954 to Matthew in 2016.

Tune in to WMBF News at 7 p.m. to watch this special WMBF First Alert Weather report.

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