Tropical Storm Julia hits SC coast

Tropical Storm Julia is getting stronger, and it's moving towards the South Carolina coast.

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. -- The South Carolina coast took the brunt of rain and wind from Tropical Storm Julia throughout the day Wednesday, soaking the area and keeping people inside and off the beaches. 

With rain covering the roads, and wind rocking boats, the umbrellas were out in downtown Charleston on Thursday.

"Well, it's unlucky for us," said Heleen Braun. "But we did get out on the beach this morning before the weather got bad."

The strength of Tropical Storm Julia was felt on Folly Beach throughout the day and night, turning away even the most avid surfers.

"I'd rather have somebody with me in case something bad happens," said Rocky Hayes. "I'm not going out there."

The storm is moving slower than most, sticking around in this area long enough to dump plenty of water and force residents and visitors to adapt until it moves further north.

"You just make the best of it," Braun said.

Hayes says, better safe than sorry.

"Yeah, live another day, you know?"

As of Wednesday evening, there weren't any major reports of flooding in the area.

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