The storm knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of residents along the east coast of Florida, and many of those in coastal areas saw flooding from Hurricane Matthew’s storm surge, including 99-year-old Henry Lantelme of St. Augustine. Lantelme, a 30-year Navy veteran, lives alone in his Anastasia Island home, which was surrounded by several feet of water during the height of the storm. His home did not take on water, but his garage and car were both flooded. Red Cross workers Don and Ellen Foreman, of Panama City, Florida, spoke with Lantelme about storm damage and provided him with meals, water, snacks and a comfort kit.
- St. Augustine, Florida. Photo credit: Peter Macias