Tight-knit community in Summer Haven deals with Hurricane Matthew aftermath

A new inlet near the St. Johns and Flagler County line formed during Hurricane Matthew has separated four homes from shore, the National Weather Service said.

People in St. Augustine are still going through stuff in their homes that was left soaked by Hurricane Matthew.

There are some residents who can’t get to their homes because new inlets formed or roads were washed away.

Download the Action News Jax News app and First Alert Weather app

Content Continues Below

Most of Old A1A at Summer Haven has been washed away and what’s left is a pathway of a crumbled street.

"It looks more like an earthquake zone than a hurricane zone. It's just torn up so much, it's unbelievable," homeowner George Linardos said.

Linardos’ home is one of the only homes still standing. He said it was built to withstand a category 5 hurricane.

Four of the houses on Old A1A now sit on an island after a new inlet formed.

"They are heartbroken and I pray for them all the time," Linardos said.

Kyle Craft and his wife said they bought their dream home off A1A near the ocean after both of them beat cancer, but the storm surge brought more than 2 feet of water into their house.

"Our lower level is basically gone," Craft said.

Craft said he has seen the American Red Cross and disaster relief helping out in his neighborhood.

"We're a very tight-knit community, so yeah, we'll recover. We have to," Craft said.

Trending on ActionNewsJax.com: