Deadly Hurricane Matthew Lashes East Coast, Disrupts So Local Pasco Events. October 7th, 2016

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

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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:

Miami Herald Photo Gallery, Matthew

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.

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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.

Water levels in the lake must be managed to keep the dike and levee system from failing.  Tens of thousands could be at risk, and it could cause a massive environmental disaster, as well.
Water levels in the lake must be managed to keep the dike and levee system from failing. Tens of thousands could be at risk, and it could cause a massive environmental disaster, as well.
The Herbert Hoover Dike System keeps Lake Okeechobee from inundating vast stretches of south Florida.
The Herbert Hoover Dike System keeps Lake Okeechobee from inundating vast stretches of south Florida.
water gushes from several holes in the dam near the small Midlands town of Tunbridge, north of Oatlands
Earthen dams are susceptible to undermining due to water pressure, and even from animals that dig and compromise them. 
Adam Dubbin heads the Save Florida Waters Now Project, which you can find on Facebook...We share a lot of SFWN's posts, because they are an excellent source of information.
Adam Dubbin heads the Save Florida Waters Now Project, which you can find on Facebook…We share a lot of SFWN’s posts, because they are an excellent source of information.
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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.

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