Originally boarded up, the Clay High cafetorium was later opened as an evacuation shelter at 5 p.m. on Oct. 6 as officials monitored the storm closer
Clay County officials hunker down at the Emergency Operations Center where they coordinated everything from closings to evacuation shelters and dissimented info out to the public and media.
Often it’s how much water a tree soaks up in a storm that leads to its demise. Such was the case here in this shopping center on Park Avenue in Orange Park.
Residents of Green Cove Springs were treated to hot meals Oct. 8 by a Salvation Army disaster services canteen that served 680 meals, 680 drinks and 680 snacks. Earlier that day, the canteen served 42 meals and 50 snacks at Meadow Brook near Orange Park. The food truck was one of eight sent to Florida for the storm.
This home in the 2000 block of Richard Lee Street was struck by a hefty oak in the wake of Hurricane Matthew
State transportation officials closed the Shands Bridge on State Road 16 in Green Cove Springs on the morning of Oct. 7, but opened it up on Oct. 9 after minor roadway repairs.
Here’s a shot of a downed tree near Mahama Bluff Road and County Road 209 just north of Green Cove Springs.
Work crews on Magnolia Avenue in Green Cove Springs work on power lines that were downed by trees in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.
This home near County Road 209 north of Green Cove Springs also felt the impact of Hurricane Matthew.
The slough near Nelson Drive and Plainfield Avenue was flooded with rains from Hurricane Matthew. Photo courtesy of Town of Orange Park.
Clay County work crews dangle over the intersection of U.S. 17 and County Road 220 to repair the traffic light in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.
Gene Parker’s home in the 1400 block of Clover Avenue in Orange Park took a hit from the after affects of Hurricane Matthew when an oak tree crashed on his roof while taking out part of the decking around the pool.