Pin Point residents still dealing with severe damage after Matthew

Pin Point residents still dealing with severe damage after Matthew

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - Pin Point is one of the most historical communities in the Savannah area, dating back to the 1800's.

It sits right off the marsh with the Intercostal Waterway, and they certainly felt the effects of Hurricane Matthew.

It's evident by the downed trees and utility lines on the main road, that Pin Point was hit really hard.  Some even felt that a tornado went through.

"It came around, hit this house here, hit this house right here, it sounded like a train, and when it came through it dropped back to my house. Then after it went to my house, that was it, the cat that was on the porch, I don't know where the cat is, the cat is gone," said Kenny Thomas, Sr.

The storm was early Saturday, now some residents are questioning what they say is a lack of response here.

"It's frustrating, I've called these people three or four times, this wire is at the entrance to get into my house," said Harriett Woods.

"I haven't seen no help. No FEMA, nobody to bring water, no nothing, everybody has been fending for themselves, when I say nobody, I mean nobody, no county trucks, no city trucks, passing by going to the island, never coming down this road, nobody," said Henri Cruse.

By 3 p.m. Wednesday, there was at least some power workers walking the road, assessing the damage.

It looks like the process at least has begun. As for the water, well they were told it was OK to bath in it but it is not drinkable.

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