Here on East International Speedway Boulevard more local shops and businesses were damaged by the strong winds and driving rain brought on by Hurricane Matthew late this week. The destruction which poured out on to the street was mostly made up of roofing materials and storefront awnings that were ripped out of the concrete walls.
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Look above and you'll see the arching sign that welcomes you to the world's most famous beach in bright red illuminating letters. Beyond this sign in the horizon is the Atlantic Ocean that still has some rough currents washing on shore.
Behind you are local hotels that are currently empty due to mandatory evacuations set in place before Matthew's arrival. The people you see along the streets are national and local television media journalists reporting live on the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. A few residents are also walking around surveying the damage.
In front of you is a gas station in Dayton Beach, FL that was destroyed by Hurricane Matthew's strong winds and pounding rain. Notice the column on the right is bent in a 90-degree angle and the one on the left has been completely ripped off from its foundation. That gives you an idea of just how strong Matthew's wind speeds were during his impact.
If you take a look at the gas pumps you will notice all the exposed wires that usually operate these machines, the nozzles are still attached to their thick black hoses that were also thrown around like spaghetti.
Now behind you is the store to pay for your gas and other goods. The owners were prepared for this storm by boarding up all the exposed windows, but never thought they would lose their roof and a few gas pumps.
In front of you is the Atlantic Ocean where Hurricane Matthew swept through Daytona Beach, FL on Friday leaving heavy debris and minimal flooding. The waves were at least 20 feet high during the highest time of storm surge impact . The surf was so strong that it ripped apart these green aluminum railings that you see dividing the ocean and boardwalk.
To the right is the Daytona Beach Pier which is the most recognizable landmark on Daytona Beach, there is a seafood restaurant that sits on top that encountered plenty of water damage from Matthew.
Now from there if you continue to turn right you will find a local ice cream and souvenir shop that has some structural damage, these owners were also prepared for the fierce winds and heavy rain by installing metal hurricane panels along their storefronts.
Next door to them is a mini amusement park with go-karts, a classic pier roller coaster followed by a sling shot ride that will take you to new heights.
If you tilt down you'll find the boardwalk littered with debris and sand covering a majority of the pathway, notice the ripple marks left behind in the sand from the waves flowing back out into the sea.
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