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Southeast Grapples With Hurricane Damage

Residents of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina deal with fallen trees, flooded roads and power outages in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

A tree and power lines blown over by Hurricane Matthew lay across a road on St. Simons Island, Georgia, Oct. 8. Matthew plowed north along the Atlantic coast, flooding towns and gouging out roads in its path. David Goldman / AP
Kevin Mellogy of Little Piney Island in Fernandina Beach, Florida, stands on a section of his dock on Oct. 8 that was blown three quarters of a mile away from his house by Hurricane Matthew. "I spotted it with my telescope," he says, "Some of it probably washed back out. God knows where it is." Jim Seida / NBC News
Jordan Mays removes the roof that blew off of a U.S. Post Office location in Daytona Beach, Florida, Oct. 8. PHELAN EBENHACK / Reuters

A woman who identified herself as Valerie walks along flooded President Street after leaving her homeless camp after Hurricane Matthew caused flooding, Oct. 8, in Savannah, Georgia.

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A fallen tree is seen outside a house in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Daytona Beach, Florida, Oct. 7. HENRY ROMERO / Reuters
Andy Jones clears away limbs from a tree blocking a road on St. Simons Island, Georgia, Oct. 8. David Goldman / AP
Storm surge and rainwater begin to inundate King Steet at the southern-most tip of the city in Charleston, South Carolina late Oct. 7. JONATHAN DRAKE / Reuters

A car attempts to cross the flooded intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Victory Drive Oct. 7, in Savannah, Georgia. Governor Nathan Deal called for a mandatory evacuation of all peoples east of Interstate 95, but many have refused to leave.

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A man walks down River Street as his umbrella is blown by winds from Hurricane Matthew Oct. 7, in Savannah, Georgia. Josh Galemore / AP

A traffic light hangs in an intersection as wind and rain howl through Jacksonville, Florida, Oct. 7. Hurricane Matthew spared Florida's most heavily populated stretch from a catastrophic blow Friday, but threatened some of the South's most historic and picturesque cities with ruinous flooding and wind damage as it pushed its way up the coastline.

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Homeowner Joe Lovece surveys the damage to the kitchen at the back of his oceanfront home after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Ormond Beach, Florida, Oct. 7. Lovece rode out the storm as waves took away the room at the back of his home. PHELAN EBENHACK / Reuters
Rob Birch salvages a speaker from the trunk of his car which floated out of his drive way in St. Augustine, Florida, Oct. 7. Joe Raedle / Getty Images
An official vehicle navigates debris as it passes along Highway A1A after it was partially washed away by Hurricane Matthew, Oct. 7, in Flagler Beach, Florida. Eric Gay / AP
Josephine and Kira Emberton walk through debris along wash-out highway A1A after Hurricane Matthew passed by the area, Oct. 7, 2016, in Flagler Beach, Florida. Eric Gay / AP