Janet Weinstein/ABC News(NEW YORK) — Alarms went off at 5:00 a.m. for ABC’s South Carolina weather team. Outside their hotel rooms, the wind was howling and the rain falling just as hard as it had the night before.
Before stepping out into the then-Category 2 Hurricane Matthew, on went the rain gear: Gore-Tex pants, boots, heavy-duty rain jackets, waterproof cases for the phones. It didn’t really matter, though — the rain was going to seep through it all regardless.
As the storm moved swiftly up the Georgia and South Carolina coasts, it looked by about 6 a.m. that the eye of the storm was going to pass straight above.
About an hour later, the wind picked up and the rain came down harder, signaling the wall of the eye approaching.
Go behind the scenes with ABC’s Rob Marciano and his team of producers as they make live TV in a hurricane.
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