Hurricane Matthew storm surge destroys docks, floods homes in East Palatka

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Storm surge from the St. Johns River during Hurricane Matthew destroyed several docks and flooded homes in East Palatka.

Action News Jax's Katie McKee went down Federal Point area in the First Alert Storm Tracker and found pieces of wood from several destroyed docks.

"It's terrible, just devastation," said homeowner Chip Gray as he surveyed the damage. "Part of my dock is probably three or 400 feet from the river, so that gives you an idea of the surge that we experienced."

Across the road, his neighbors showed the inside of their home. They were able to move some of their belongings before evacuating, but now water and mud is saturating their carpet.

Many in the area are without power and have been for four days. Many neighbors said they have called their insurance companies to see where they go from here.


Live Near the St John's River in East Palatka Federal Point ....#HurricaneMatthew damages

Posted by Katie McKee on Sunday, October 9, 2016