FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. -- They're putting back the pieces of Fernandina Beach and waving goodbye to Beryl after the terror of a tropical storm tore the town apart.
"When you look at the damage, it's by the good grace of God that it did not do more damage," said George Thompson, whose truck was hit by a downed tree.
Power lines, fences and tall, thick trees all downed by near hurricane-force winds. It was enough to send many in Fernandina Beach on holiday for Memorial Day packing early.
"We're leaving today," said vacationer, Katie Hoffer. Hoffer's cue to go home was waking up to her neighbor's roof in her front yard.
"It was pretty scary, I thought the windows were going to break and stuff," she said.
Now it's a race to clear debris and restore power.
"Everybody's working around the clock to do what we can do to get things back on," said Lewis Hall, a Pike Electric worker.
Fernandina is expected to see the effects of Beryl until the middle of the week, but even when the storm is completely out of town, there will still be a lot of clean up.