TRACKING MATTHEW – Hurricane weakens to Cat. 1, nears South Carolina


  • Matthew has weakened to a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph as of 9 a.m. on Saturday
  • More than 1.1 million people are now without power in Florida after Hurricane Matthew steadily grinded its way up the east coast. State officials released updated totals late Friday that showed the powerful storm had knocked out electricity over a long coastal stretch of the peninsula. One of the hardest hit areas is Volusia County where nearly 258,000 customers – 92 percent of all customers – were without power. Details here
  • President Barack Obama has declared a state of emergency for Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

“Matthew was downgraded to a Category 1 Hurricane. Radar estimates indicate that some communities in Saouth Carolina have already had over a foot of rain with more to come. Hurricane-force gusts will be possible along coastal communities into the weekend along with storm surge and coastal flooding,” said Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth.

Weather Resources/Maps To Track Matthew:


Hurricane Matthew is expected to continue to make its way up the Georgia and South Carolina coastline before weakening and then possibly looping around in the Atlantic and heading toward the Bahamas as a much weaker storm.

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