Pawleys Island is a town in South Carolina, on the barrier island of the same name

It's located 70 miles north of Charleston and 25 miles south of Myrtle Beach, is known as one of the oldest summer resorts on the East Coast.

Pawleys Island's population was 103 at the 2010 census, down from 138 in 2000

The families of rice planters who owned plantations on the nearby rivers first settled Pawleys Island in the early 1700s

Pawleys Island residents dig out after Hurricane Ian: ‘Gut punch

Ian entered South Carolina as a Category 1 storm with 85 mph winds near Pawleys Island

Georgetown County town with a permanent population of 130 that attracts thousands of visitors to seaside homes

They include Gov. Henry McMaster, whose family has owned a home on Pawleys Creek for the better part of the last century

Torrential rainfall, hurricane-force winds and storm surge overtook marshland and roadways, quickly severing power to homes

The water began to recede on the afternoon of Sept. 30, with the mess to begin crawling across the north causeway beginning at 10 a.m. Oct. 1

The number of homes damaged in the storm was unclear Oct. 1, town officials said.