Hurricane Matthew Does More Harm in North St Lucie, Daytona, St Augustine


From Boca Raton to the Juno Pier, an aerial view after Hurricane Matthew from WPTV Chopper 5 (DATA ALERT 27 minutes).

No major damage issues were reported in Palm Beach Friday morning; however, there was some damage to roofs, vehicles and trees.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue reported reports of a possible tornado touching down in the Loxahatchee area near 130th and Tangerine and also near 76th Rd N.

Port St Lucie was re-opening beaches Friday morning.

A 58-year-old woman died of a heart attack very early Friday after St. Lucie County suspended emergency services during high winds in the storm. The woman’s death is considered storm-related because the fire district was unable to respond because of high winds associated with Hurricane Matthew, fire district spokeswoman Brenda Stokes reported.

An 82-year-old man also died after suffering breathing difficulty. First responders did not initially responded to this EMS call, and the man was transported by personal vehicle. The man was later pronounced dead.

A third fatality Friday occurred in Volusia County, where a woman was hit by a falling tree while she was feeding her animals.

An elderly couple suffered carbon monoxide poisoning in St. Lucie County they ran a generator inside their garage during the storm. The husband and wife were found unconscious Friday morning by neighbors and were transported to the hospital, where they were listed in critical condition.

Greater property damage occurred this afternoon near Daytona Beach in Volusia County, St. Augustine and Jacksonville. Most of the damaged involved flooding and erosion.

Parts of State Road A1A in Flagler County, Florida north of Daytona Beach were washed away Friday afternoon.




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