Edisto Beach Mayor Jane Darby said the picture after Irma looked much brighter than what the island faced after Hurricane Matthew last year. "We are very grateful that Irma was a much nicer person than Matthew," she told The Post and Courier. Darby said those returning to the island should be prepared to be without power for some time. The water system was shut down briefly Tuesday afternoon, and septic systems also are stressed, she said.

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