- Title: Life returning to normal in Miami after hurricane passes
- Date: 7th October 2016
- Summary: MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA (OCTOBER 7, 2016) (REUTERS) CARS IN STREET IN MIAMI PERSON GETTING ONTO BUS BUS ON STREET VARIOUS OF MAN BLOWING AWAY LEAVES WITH LEAF BLOWER VARIOUS OF FALLEN BRANCHES VARIOUS OF GARBAGE TRUCKS (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) MIAMI RESIDENT, MIKE, SAYING: "Went well, the empty streets, not a lot of damage, almost no damage. Nothing here." EXTERIOR OF LATIN CAFE VARIOUS OF COFFEE BEING PREPARED IN CAFE VARIOUS OF EMPLOYEE SETTING UP RESTAURANT UMBRELLAS OUTSIDE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ARGENTINE TOURIST, DOMINGO FREZENNETI, SAYING: "I came from the airport where the flights are resuming and we are ready for departure. The experience was good. We were there until two in the morning, evaluating how things were going, but we felt the winds and storm a little." VARIOUS OF PLANE COMING IN VARIOUS EXTERIORS OF CLOSED SCHOOL VARIOUS OF TREES
- Embargoed: 22nd October 2016 16:35
- Keywords: Hurricane Matthew damage storm
- Location: MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA
- City: MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA
- Country: USA
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Wind/Hurricane/Typhoons/Tornadoes
- Reuters ID: LVA001530CEH3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Life was back to normal in Miami on Friday (October 7) morning after Hurricane Matthew passed by leaving little damage or chaos.
Traffic ran smoothly as residents cleaned up fallen branches and restaurants set up for outdoor business.
Miami resident Mike said the storm hadn't been so bad.
"Went well, the empty streets, not a lot of damage, almost no damage. Nothing here," he said.
Domingo Frezenneti is an Argentine tourist who said the impact was minimal on his travel plans.
"I came from the airport where the flights are resuming and we are ready for departure. The experience was good. We were there until two in the morning, evaluating how things were going, but we felt the winds and storm a little," he said.
But other parts of Florida were not so lucky.
Hurricane Matthew, carrying winds of 120 miles per hour (195 kph), lashed central Florida on Friday, hugging the Atlantic coast as it moved north and threatened more destruction after killing more than 500 people and leaving thousands homeless in Haiti.
Matthew, the first major hurricane that could hit the United States head on in more than a decade, triggered mass evacuations along the coast from Florida through Georgia and into South Carolina and North Carolina.
No significant damage or injuries were reported in West Palm Beach and other cities and towns in south Florida where the storm brought down trees and power lines earlier in the night, CNN and local media reported.
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