After taking more than 800 lives in the Haiti, deadly Hurricane Matthew blasted into Florida Friday. Roadways turned into rivers as water engulfed the streets in historical St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. Those who ignored the mandatory evacuation took to Twitter to post shocking videos and pictures of the extreme weather.
One of the most popular videos on the social media site shows that the flooding is so extreme it looks like a virtual riving running past a bed and breakfast. Twenty people were stuck inside the building and said they were worried.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 7, 2016
Zoo animals sought refuge inside a bathroom. That’s because St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park put all their animals indoors.
“Two days of hurricane prep is now over!” the zoo wrote on its Facebook page Friday. “Every bird and mammal is housed safely indoors, all venomous snakes are double contained (at least), tortoises and wee crocs are in various tubs and the storks are hanging out in the public restrooms! We love our animals and staff. Take care everyone and be careful.”
— Casey J Porter (@CaseyJPorter) October 7, 2016
Matthew, a Category 3 storm, left more than 1 million people without power in Florida, CNN reported. The storm hasn’t hit land yet, but it might. “(Matthew) will move into land at some point ... because the coast turns (east) before it will,” CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers said.
— Valerie Cason (@ValerieCason) October 7, 2016
Jacksonville might also face the brunt of the storm. They could see surges of water that reach 9 feet, which is three times the amount Mayor Lenny Curry said was deadly. Winds in St. Augustine extended outward up to 60 miles at 4 p.m. EDT.
— Kerry (@cribbkerry) October 7, 2016
After leaving Florida, Hurricane Matthew is expected to hit Georgia and the Carolinas. If the storm’s path goes west, there could be extreme damaged to those areas, the New York Times reported Friday.
— Jules Ⓥ (@JulesD_33) October 7, 2016
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