Hurricane Matthew made landfall southeast of McClellanville, South Carolina, as a Category 1 storm, the National Hurricane Center said.
At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Matthew was located near latitude 33.0 North, longitude 79.4 West. Matthew is moving toward the northeast near 12 mph (19 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue today. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will continue to move near or over the coast of South Carolina today, and be near the coast of southern North Carolina by tonight.
Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts. Although weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, Matthew is expected to remain near hurricane strength while the center is near the coasts of South Carolina and North Carolina.
The center also warned of high storm surges, which are expected to reach 5 to 7 feet high between Charleston, South Carolina, and Cape Fear, North Carolina, as well as possible inland flooding.