From the storm preparation to the clean-up, Savannah responds to Hurricane Matthew’s gale force winds, mandatory evacuation and topical upheaval in pictures, words of hope and sentiments that remind us of the strong backbone found in our one-of-a-kind community.
Photography by Malcolm Tully.
“It’s the little things that keep you smiling during times like these. Like how [a] tree missed the Monterey Square Monument” – CBT Vacation Rentals, @CBTVacationRent
“Neighbors coming together to help in the cleanup efforts. Amazing to see!” – City of Savannah, @cityofsavannah
“Thank you for your prayers and good wishes. We are #SavannahStrong and look forward to welcoming you back soon.” – Visit Savannah, @VisitSavannah
“No matter how destructive this hurricane was, it just reinforces how strong our community is.” – Megan Kerkhoff, @Kerky_
“I am so proud of the compassion, competence and professionalism of our City and County leadership and staff, Georgia Power and dare I say it, Comcast. I’m inspired to see citizens helping their neighbors and cleaning up their neighborhoods. Thank you Georgia State Patrol. Thank you Georgia National Guard! So proud to be from Savannah and Coastal Georgia! #SavannahStrong#CoastalGeorgiaProud” – Brynn Grant
“Thank you to the first responders that weathered the storm to provide safety for Savannah and also to those who have been working tirelessly before, during, and after Hurricane Matthew to help us get life back to normal. #SavannahStrong” – Wild Wing Cafe Savannah
“Yay! The sound of blowers and trucks in the parking lots on River Street. Thank you City of Savannah workers! You are all working so hard getting our beautiful City cleaned up. #Savannahisgrateful #Savannah#HurricaneMatthew” – Cecilia E. Russo
“Savannah, you’re still pretty even after Matthew wreaked havoc on you. #hurricaneMatthew #savannah #georgia #warzone #powerout #eerie#wesurvived #safeandsound” – Brooke Atwood