Hurricane Matthew approaches Florida

Hurricane Matthew approaches Florida

Orange County now under a Hurricane Warning and Curfew

Use this link to read about the curfew.

At 5:00 AM EDT today The National Hurricane Center reported the center of Hurricane Matthew was 40 miles southeast Cape Canaveral and 90 miles southeast of Daytona Beach. Matthew is moving toward the northwest at 13 mph.

A turn toward the north is expected tonight or Saturday. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will be moving near or over the east coast of the Florida today.

Maximum sustained winds are near 120 mph with higher gusts. Matthew is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Although weakening is forecast during the
next 48 hours, Matthew is expected to be a category 3 hurricane as it moves near the coast of Florida today.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles. During the past hour, a sustained wind of 49 mph with a gust to 74 mph was reported at Vero Beach, Florida. A sustained wind of 47 mph with a gust to 69 mph was reported at Melbourne, Florida. NOAA buoy
41009 off Cape Canaveral recently reported a sustained wind of 65 mph with a gust to 78 mph.

Here is the newest predicted track:


Hurricane Matthew


 

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9 Comments

  1. Mama Mia

    We got a good bit of gas yesterday and I sent my husband to go get the rest of the tank filled up in the truck, but it was chaos, and most didn’t have gas. We did finish filling the truck tank this morning out at 7-11 on Rock Springs Road. Had to wait in line, but at least we were able to get it. I think they still have gas if you need it. Went and bought a replacement chainsaw blade in case it is needed to cut our way out of the house if the trees come down. Who knows what is going to happen?

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  2. Mama Mia

    Rode through town and saw some last minute boarding up of plywood on some businesses, but not many. Drove by City Hall to see the boarded windows, but they were not boarded, what I saw. I did see Commissioner Velazquez standing out in front of City Hall looking at the 9/11 memorial and she was dressed up. You looked nice Commissioner Velazquez in your pant suit. Cupcake shop open and lights on. No sooner pulled in the front yard at home, than the rain has started. It is the “not-knowing-what’s-coming” that has me on edge.

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  3. Mama Mia

    Marathon gas at Errol might have been 1.99 all day yesterday, but I rode by today and digital signs out by the road showed 2.09.

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  4. Mama Mia

    We didn’t bother getting any of those heavy sandbags to have to deal with and lug around. Hope we don’t need them…………anyway I don’t think 10 would help much, really.

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  5. Mama Mia

    We have never had a flooding problem here on this street, but then again, I was shocked to see Las Vegas streets on the strip flooded and under water awhile back.

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  6. Mama Mia

    Years and years ago when I lived on Magnolia Street the worst flooding area was at Park Avenue and Magnolia in front of the Church of God, at the time. Cars coming through there after just a light shower would flood out and stall, and it got fairly deep. Also back then, there behind where Taco Bell is now on 441 uptown, behind the Taco Bell, and in front of the church along that side street, rain water used to just pool and make a big pond, and almost flood the church entrance. Whatever was done, corrected both flood prone areas.

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  7. Mama Mia

    During those multiple hurricanes of 2004, in the aftermath of them, driving around you could see those huge commercial billboards, the super big ones, like Clear Communications Corp. have, with the humongous steel posts and they were bent slap over like a giant strong man had walked over and pushed them forward and downward. That gives you a visual interpretation of the strength of those winds! All along 436, all the way out toward OIA!

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  8. Mama Mia

    I see Spike Hopkin’s ad for sheriff of Orange County, off to the right of this news story. I watched his video of his wanting to stop the red light camera tickets…..yea!!!! I believe he says if he is elected, he will stop the red light camera ticket infractions……..pretty sure that is what his video says…….but I have to wonder, can he do that? I thought he is under Theresa Jacob’s control and it would be up to her discretion about the red light camera tickets, no???????????? Anyway, if you can do that, more power to you !!!!!

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