Myrtle Beach, SC (WLTX) -- The waves at Myrtle Beach attract millions of people every year, but those same waves are emptying the town.

Buildings along the famous boardwalk are boarded up and the beach is a lonely place.

"I love being out on the beach and having it all to myself" said Robin Mann. She lives two miles from the shore which is not in the evacuation zone.

After spending most of her life living in California, this is her first taste of a Hurricane hitting her new home.

"I'm not really nervous, given that I survived that storm last year where we had 21 inches of rain in two days that caused all the floods," Mann said.

The national weather service is forecasting more than a foot of rainfall here in Myrtle Beach in the next 36 to 48 hours.

While wind will be a factor, with peak gusts estimated to reach 70 miles per hour, it's the rain fall and flash flooding that could be the most dangerous and possibly deadly.

As businesses and neighbors stock up on supplies and do their best to protect their property, a few of them came to take one last look at the water before Hurricane Matthew comes to town.