Hurricane Matthew Information
|3:00 AM EDT Fri Oct 7
Location: 27.8°N 79.8°W
Moving: NW at 14 mph
Min pressure: 938 mb
Max sustained: 120 mph
As anticipated, Hurricane Matthew is now hugging the shore along Florida’s Atlantic Coast, causing damage, and disrupting travel and work plans for millions of Floridians. Matthew has also killed over 280 people throughout the Caribbean…No deaths yet reported in Florida.
You can see a gallery of images from Matthew’s passage across the Bahamas, here:
The storm has taken a rather worst case scenario path…Rather than coming ashore, it has scraped along the coast, starting at around 9pm last night, just north of West Palm Beach, and will continue to do so along the coast, all the way to St. Augustine. The potential is there for MILLIONS to be without power, after the storm…Some maybe for weeks.
We want to make sure and encourage you to do everything you can to assist in the recovery efforts for our friends and families on the east coast, over the coming weeks.
We check in with two guests, today…One gives us a brief report from Boca Raton, at the southern end of the effected area from Matthew, and then Adam Dubbin drops in. He gave us the conditions in West Orange County (Ocoee, to be exact), and then we talked at length about the potential for disaster in not maintaining, repairing, and prioritizing the levee and dike system surrounding Lake Okeechobee.
Adam is the head of a project you can find on Facebook called Save Florida Waters Now…He is writing a documentary project, and is fast becoming a ‘big picture’ expert, regarding the safeguarding and protection of our vital Florida waterways and water systems.