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Hurricane Matthew slams Florida

Homeowner Joe Lovece stands on what had been the back patio of his oceanfront home after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Ormond Beach. Lovece rode out the storm as waves took away the room at the back of his home. 

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Homeowner Joe Lovece stands on what had been the back patio of his oceanfront home after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Ormond Beach. Lovece rode out the storm as waves took away the room at the back of his home. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Homeowner Joe Lovece stands on what had been the back patio of his oceanfront home after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Ormond Beach. Lovece rode out the storm as waves took away the room at the back of his home. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Homeowner Joe Lovece surveys the damage to the kitchen at the back of his oceanfront home in Ormond Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Homeowner Joe Lovece surveys the damage to the kitchen at the back of his oceanfront home in Ormond Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Homeowner Joe Lovece surveys the damage to the kitchen at the back of his oceanfront home in Ormond Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Awnings from an oceanfront shopping area lie on the ground as the eye of Hurricane Matthew approaches Daytona Beach, Florida. 


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Awnings from an oceanfront shopping area lie on the ground as the eye of Hurricane Matthew approaches Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Awnings from an oceanfront shopping area lie on the ground as the eye of Hurricane Matthew approaches Daytona Beach, Florida. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Rich Poslusny removes debris from the road in front of his house after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach.


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Rich Poslusny removes debris from the road in front of his house after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Rich Poslusny removes debris from the road in front of his house after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Parts of the exterior wall of the oceanfront Hilton Daytona Beach Resort wall falls off as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. 

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Parts of the exterior wall of the oceanfront Hilton Daytona Beach Resort wall falls off as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Parts of the exterior wall of the oceanfront Hilton Daytona Beach Resort wall falls off as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Rain batters homes as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Rain batters homes as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Rain batters homes as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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A wall lies on the pavement after it was blown out at the LaPlaya Resort & Suites after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. 

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A wall lies on the pavement after it was blown out at the LaPlaya Resort & Suites after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A wall lies on the pavement after it was blown out at the LaPlaya Resort & Suites after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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A sign of a Sunoco gas station, damaged by Hurricane Matthew, is seen in Melbourne. 

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A sign of a Sunoco gas station, damaged by Hurricane Matthew, is seen in Melbourne. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A sign of a Sunoco gas station, damaged by Hurricane Matthew, is seen in Melbourne. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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A lamp post is seen on a sidewalk after Hurricane Matthew hits, in Melbourne. 

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A lamp post is seen on a sidewalk after Hurricane Matthew hits, in Melbourne. REUTERS/Henry Romero

A lamp post is seen on a sidewalk after Hurricane Matthew hits, in Melbourne. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Debris flies through the air as the eye of Hurricane Matthew nears Daytona Beach. 


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Debris flies through the air as the eye of Hurricane Matthew nears Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Debris flies through the air as the eye of Hurricane Matthew nears Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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LaPlaya Resort & Suites owner Efrain Silva (L) and Don Rasmussen survey the damage to Silva's hotel after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. 


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LaPlaya Resort & Suites owner Efrain Silva (L) and Don Rasmussen survey the damage to Silva's hotel after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

LaPlaya Resort & Suites owner Efrain Silva (L) and Don Rasmussen survey the damage to Silva's hotel after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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A boat sits in front of a business after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. 

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A boat sits in front of a business after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A boat sits in front of a business after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Beach erosion caused by a storm surge at Ormond Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Beach erosion caused by a storm surge at Ormond Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Beach erosion caused by a storm surge at Ormond Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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A motorist maneuvers around debris on the road after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. 

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A motorist maneuvers around debris on the road after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A motorist maneuvers around debris on the road after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Part of the roof of a business peels away as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Part of the roof of a business peels away as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Part of the roof of a business peels away as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Metal roofing material is wrapped around a light pole and a palm tree (R) after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Metal roofing material is wrapped around a light pole and a palm tree (R) after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Metal roofing material is wrapped around a light pole and a palm tree (R) after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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A car is seen at a flooded oceanfront hotel parking lot after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A car is seen at a flooded oceanfront hotel parking lot after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A car is seen at a flooded oceanfront hotel parking lot after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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A downed palm tree lies in front of a house after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A downed palm tree lies in front of a house after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A downed palm tree lies in front of a house after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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A downed palm tree lies in front of a house after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A downed palm tree lies in front of a house after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

A downed palm tree lies in front of a house after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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The roof of a nearby business lies on a street after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

The roof of a nearby business lies on a street after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

The roof of a nearby business lies on a street after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Debris lie on the road after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Debris lie on the road after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Debris lie on the road after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Rain batters palm trees in front of the Ocean Center as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Rain batters palm trees in front of the Ocean Center as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Rain batters palm trees in front of the Ocean Center as the eye of Hurricane Matthew passes Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Debris lies in front of a house after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Debris lies in front of a house after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Debris lies in front of a house after the eye of Hurricane Matthew passed Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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Two people take shelter in an open-air, oceanfront bandshell as the eye of Hurricane Matthew approaches Daytona Beach. 

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Two people take shelter in an open-air, oceanfront bandshell as the eye of Hurricane Matthew approaches Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack

Two people take shelter in an open-air, oceanfront bandshell as the eye of Hurricane Matthew approaches Daytona Beach. REUTERS/Phelan Ebenhack
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