Hurricane Matthew Update
Hurricane Matthew Update
1 pm 25 Oct 2016 - NO additional pictures/information will be
posted about Matthew
9am 21 Oct 2016 - Southbound travelers -
9am 14 Oct 2016 - Message from Bill Lembach
Park cleanup still underway, attached are a few more pictures.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ST LUCIE COUNTY BUILDING INSPECTORS ARE DOING ON SITE EVALUATIONS.
MATTHEW hit many along the coast. I (Bob McAllister) would like to pass on the following caution to anyone heading south through North Carolina over the next week… check road conditions daily.
If you are coming south from points in Virginia north, you may find that you need to take a more westerly route like I-85 or I-77. Matthew has created havoc on almost all roads in central and eastern NC. I-95 through central NC, where we live in Fayetteville, is closed in both directions over significant stretches, as are portions of US 301 and US13. We live in an area just east of Fayetteville that is virtually cut off from Fayetteville because the storm has washed out roads and continues to overwash bridges. Significant power outages plague the area (managed find a generator today) and may not be restore for a week or more, so if you do come this way, call ahead to make sure your hotel has power. Top off as often as possible as gas along the way could be iffy. Many of the streams and rivers will not crest for another few days. Normally the Cape Fear River under NC24, which is how we normally go into town, is at least 60 ft below the bridge. Today we finally managed to get into town and the water is almost at the bottom of the bridge and still rising. Anybody know where they built that Ark?
- Seawall breach at lot # 631 All docks on the open river west were destroyed lot # 631 - 642 in St Lucie.
- All docks in Venture Harbor west open river side severely damage or destroyed.
- All docks Indian River west open river 900 block destroyed.
- All docks Indian River lot # 873- lot # 888 Fishing station seawall breach damage.
Crews are beginning to clear the mud off of park roads. This mud is several inches thick and the consistency of asphalt.
The few full time residents in the park are attempting to clear debris from common areas.
A few more pictures added this afternoon.
10am 7 Oct 2016
Over the next few days we will try to provide residents with information about the impacts of Hurricane Matthew on the park.
As of 8am 7 Oct, the preliminary indications are that the park suffered minimal damage, at least when compared to our experiences in 2004.
Mr Bill Reader, who decided to ride the storm out at home, provided this initial information.
Some tree damage, quite a bit of wood strewn about, probably from docks and piers lifted by the surge. A few sheds blown over.
Appears to be significant damage to the piers along the marina. The large sail boats at the south end are still afloat. The house boat on the north end has one pontoon on the side walk.
Unlike 2004, there does not appear to have been any flooding or overwash of the island or the park in particular.
Water to the island was shut off at around 2pm Thur but should be restored shortly. Martin county recommends residents boil water for the next 2 days while tests are run after the shutdown.
The causeway has re-opend.
Elvis did a quick survey of the park early this morning (7 Oct) and here are some pictures of what he found.