HURRICANE MATTHEW UNLEASHING ITS FURY
A Category 4 hurricane has slammed and caused catastrophic damages to Cuba and Haiti. The hurricane began building its character on September 29th as a Category 5 but losing some wind speeds down to a Category 4, but the Hurricane has pummeled the tropical islands in the Caribbean.
Now, the Hurricane has prompted millions of people to be evacuated away from Coastal towns/areas/states.
— IMPORTANT INFORMATION —
Alerts / Notifications
Air Travel : Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) will close @ 1100 hours on 10/5/2016. http://nassaulpia.com/airport-notifications/
Connecticut State: Sign-up for Alerts and Notifications. http://www.ctalert.gov/ctalert/site/default.asp
Pinellas County Emergency Management: Citizen lnfo Center to open Wed, 9am-9pm (727) 464-4333 > http://go.activecalendar.com/pinellascounty/site/pressrelease/event/pinellas-monitoring-hurricane-matthew/?platform=hootsuite
Broward & Miami-Dade Counties: All schools closed. http://miami.cbslocal.com/2016/10/04/no-school-closures-yet-in-miami-dade-broward-ahead-of-hurricane-matthew/
Miami: Biscayne National Park Islands have been closed.
Floridians: “Prepare for a direct hit’ -Gov. Scott.
State of Emergency Declared: “Acting on a recommendation from our Emergency Operations Command in anticipation of
#HurricaneMatthew, I issued a SOE for 13 counties.” – Gov. Nathan Deal.
State of Emergency Declared: ” Mayor of Southport declares state of emergency.” – City Mayor Dove.
Dorchester County : As you are reviewing our county evacuation zones remember that IF you are NOT in one of the zones BUT you live in a mobile/manufactured home OR in a low-lying area, you need to strongly consider relocating to a safe structure. – Emergency Management Department.
South Carolina State: “Gov. Haley declares state of emergency.”
— RESOURCES —
Shelter / Evacuations
National Guard: Army & National Guard are setting up shelters/resources in their communities.
Take Your Pets with You!
Humane Society: Tips on how to prep your Family member in your Evacuation Plan. http://www.hsvb.org/emergency.html
Human Services – Donations
UNICEF: How you can Help –> https://www.unicefusa.org/donate/support-hurricane-matthew-relief-efforts/30966?utm_campaign=2016_misc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=20161003_SMGuide-unicefusa&utm_content=na&ms=social_soc_2016_misc_20161003_SMGuide-unicefusa&initialms=social_soc_2016_misc_20161003_SMGuide-unicefusa
U.S. Navy: Deploying ships to help with relief aid. http://www.stripes.com/news/navy-deploys-ships-to-aid-in-hurricane-matthew-relief-1.432380
— SOCIAL MEDIA —
U.S. State Department: “U.S. Embassies in Haiti, Jamaica and the Bahamas are closed, and most airports in those countries are now closed as well.”
U.S. Airlines: Airlines begin waiving change fees for U.S. flights. http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2016/10/04/matthew-airlines-waive-fees-caribbean-us-next/91512058/
Florida: “Matthew poses the highest risk to Palm Beach County.”
Florida, Keys: “Tropical Storm warning issued.”
Florida, South: “6 stations
#Boca out of gas by 12am.”
Florida, Southeast: Download the Hurricane Tracker App” ( Twitter @hurrtrackerapp ) “https://twitter.com/hurrtrackerapp/status/783498566056701952?lang=en
Haiti: “Heavy rainfall beginning to hit at St Boniface Hospital this morning. Our team is weathering.”
Satellite Image: “Large discussion about this photo looking like a skull and how it is 27 days from Halloween.” Twitter users are all >Freaking out> and all abuzz about it.
Traveling Advice: “It took 3.5 hours to get to Columbia, and it’s a blessing it didn’t take longer. Take Hwy 176 instead of I-26.” (Tweeted @ 12:49am EDT).
Weather Reports: “New American model shows strengthening upper high in Texas turning
#HurricaneMatthew back east after it misses trough “train” northward.”
“Thank you for reading our Blog. Please send good vibes, prayers and other support to those who are in the path of the one of the biggest Hurricanes in 50 years.”
~ Lisa / Blogger ~
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