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Matthew soaks Carolinas as Floridians return home

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>> Three people rescued from the roof of their SUV amid surging storm waters in Fayetteville on Saturday evening as Hurricane Matthew soaked Georgia, North and South Carolina. The deadly storm blamed for 11 deaths in the U.S. and nearly 900 in Haiti, made landfall earlier that day. Despite being downgraded to a Category 1, the hurricane delivering a deluge of rainwater.
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Flooding in the streets of Savannah, Georgia, turning roads into rivers in Charleston, South Carolina. Storm surges setting new records in some parts of the outer banks. The hurricane slowly carving a path north after raking Florida's coastline, visiting its worst effects on sandbar communities such as St. Augustine.>> I'm Zach Coleman for Reuters here on a thin spit of land that's just south of St. Augustine.
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And to give you guys a sense of just the ferocity of this storm, this is the sea at low tide. And then over here behind me, you see the seawall? It runs from about 9 to 7 feet and it's important to understand that the storm surge was so powerful that it over topped this wall.
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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 in here, five nights a week. And just old Florida, oysters, shrimp, nothing fancy.
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>> Joan Galasso ran this spot, the Matanzas Inlet, for 25 years with her husband.>> We have awesome happy hour
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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.
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But no one I spoke to believes it will be their last.