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St. Augustine after the storm: in photos

September 15, 2017 2:01 pm by: Category: News, Photography, Top Stories 4 Comments A+ / A-

By Katherine Lewin | gargoyle@flagler.edu

Less than a year after Hurricane Matthew rocked the oldest city, Hurricane Irma hit Northeast Florida with 80 mph winds and 5-foot storm surges. A day after the storm, downtown St. Augustine was nearly empty and experiencing significant flooding and damage.

The park next to the Castillo de San Marcos under several feet of water. September 12, 2017.

St. George Street, the main shopping avenue in downtown St. Augustine, covered in debris from the storm. September 12, 2017.

Scott Farber, a resident of St. Augustine, relaxes next to the Castillo de San Marcos. For Farber, the windy day and nearly empty city felt exhilarating. “You can feel the energy here, right? It’s amazing.” September 12, 2017.

St. Augustine was hit with 80 mph winds and a significant storm surge during Hurricane Irma, downing trees and flooding areas that are normally dry. September 12, 2017.

The moat around the Castillo de San Marcos is full of water from the storm. September 12, 2017.

During high tide, the seawall was nearly underwater. September 12, 2017.

The park next to the Castillo de San Marcos completely underwater at high tide. September 12, 2017.

“Our house downtown flooded for the second time in less than a year. We were only one month away from moving back in after the last hurricane. Now it’ll be another 6 months before we can live there.” Joseph. September 12, 2017.

A family stops to eat their lunch beside the Castillo. The downtown area was nearly empty. September 12, 2017.

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