Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew | St. Johns County

Rebuilding in St. Augustine

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- As you made your way south along A1A, the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew could easily be seen in both Ponte Vedra and Vilano Beach, as pieces of houses, decks and boardwalks were blown into the road.

Bridges crossing the Intracoastal Waterway were delayed opening on Saturday in both St. Johns County and Duval due to the amount of debris that littered both areas. 

The worst water damage on the First Coast was seen further south in the Historic District of St. Augustine, where several feet of water filled the streets.

Officials say damage from Hurricane Matthew could top $2 billion in St. Johns County alone.


Storm surge from the Matanzas River exceeded the banks along A1A at approximately 6 a.m. on Friday morning and wouldn't stop until much later that day.


The storm also caused significant damage, mostly from flooding, to the Ponte Vedra Beach area.



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