Both the Gorrie and the Patton bridges have been opened, allowing access to St. George Island residents to return to their homes, and those from Apalachicola a chance to survey their damage.

Highway 65, however, remains nearly impassable. The roof of the Sumatra store has been torn off, but damage seems less on the restaurant and the two churches.

Repair crews are busy working on a water line break in Eastpoint, caused by a tree falling on a line, according to Billy Fuentes, adminstrator of the Eastpoint Water and Sewer District.

He said the sewer lines have been running on diesel generators for the past 72 hours and fuel is running, but Gander's is working to secure a shipment.