• Florida chief financial officer, officials tour damage by Hurricane Matthew in St. Johns County


    Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, senators, representatives and insurance personnel saw the damage Wednesday left behind in St. Johns from Hurricane Matthew. 

    The state officials were invited to come to St. Johns County by local and state leaders.

    State officials walked the Davis Shores neighborhood and spoke with homeowners.

    St. Johns County was one of the hardest hit places, with Hurricane Matthew causing an estimated $2 billion of damage.

    “This cannot be a moment when pictures are taken and some stories are told and then nothing gets done, and that’s our commitment," said Atwater. "That if we come and see this with our own eyes and these insurance executives have seen it as well, then we’re going to get this stuff taken care of.”

    Action News Jax reporter Erica Bennett is following the story. Watch Action News Jax beginning at 5 p.m. and follow her on Twitter @EricaANjax for the latest. 

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