>> Parts of South Carolina still underwater Sunday. Rescue workers in rafts rushing to remove people stranded by flooding. The deadly storm Matthew, downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, moving back out to sea after pummeling the Southeast. It's blamed for at least 15 deaths in the US and nearly 900 in Haiti.
Storm surges, setting new records in some parts of the Outer Banks, waters washing away roads in Georgia. Some of its worst effects felt in Florida's sandbar communities such as St. Augustine. I'm Zach Holman for Reuters here on a thin spit of land that's just south of St. Augustine to give you guys a sense of the ferocity of this storm.
This is the sea at low tide, and then over here behind me, you see the sea wall, it runs from about nine to seven feet. And it's important to understand that the storms were so powerful that it over topped this wall, coming up this high and even higher.
And this is the kind of damage it did once it landed on this roof deck.>> It was a family-run seafood restaurant. Local music under the gazebo
the five nights a week. Just old Florida, oysters, shrimp, nothing fancy.>> Joan Gallaso ran this spot, the Matanzas Inlet, for 25 years with her husband.
>> We have awesome happy hour
hit, sorry. These are all the tables, chairs, windows, door frames. I mean I don't even know what's in this pile.>> For many residents of central Florida, Matthew was their first major hurricane. But no one I spoke to believes it will be their last.