(10/6/62016 @ 0200 EDT)
- High Risk of rip currents Friday on Pinellas beaches and tides 2ft above normal on Tarpon Springs-Indian Rocks Beach.
New Wave Formed
- Tropical wave formed in the Caribbean, separate from Hurricane Matthew and Tropical Storm Nicole
- Air Travel will resume at 1100 EDT Friday, 10/7/2016 (accepting passengers), flights to resume Saturday, 10/8/2016. (Ft Lauderdale-Hollywood Int’l Airport in Breward County, Florida). Travel affected at San Francisco airport due to hurricane.
- Reports of Hurricane’s path shifting to the East. Center of eye will be 35-40 miles off of Treasure Coast..
- NHC saying Hurricane Matthew may be weakening. Still a Cat 4 at the moment
- Brevard Co Fire Rescue: Too dangerous to respond to emergencies as live power lines down. STAY INDOORS!
- If you did not evacuate: Resources says to stay where you are, do not evacuate now. Go to higher ground inside your structure.
Mutual Aid Partners
- Firefighters are on stand-by for deployment to assist with those affected by Hurricane Matthew
Pinellas County Florida
- EMS partners with local agencies to send Fire Engine Strike Team as mutual aid response.
Pinellas County Emergency Services
- The Citizen Info Center will remain open until 2300 hours EDT. Residents can call 727-464-4333 for general info.
American Red Cross
- 500 disaster workers
- 90 response vehicles ready
- 30 trailers packed w/food/shelter/kits
- 3600 residents stayed in shelter Wed 10/6 in Community/Red Cross shelters (FL, GA, SC)
- Blood collections/drives cancelled and may be uncollected
- Blood requests may be increase for each day of storm incident
- Download Emergency Appà http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/mobile-apps
- Hurricane safety tips given on website http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/hurricane
- Red Cross – go to redcross.org -> http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/mobile-apps or call 1-800-768-8048. The Red Cross states to bring to shelter with you: prescription meds, extra clothing, pillows, blankets, hygiene supplies, important documents and other comfort items. Additionally for children: diapers, formula, toys or for family members with unique needs.
- Reports of 364 people have been killed
- 80% of Western part of Island has been decimated
- Approximately 1 Million are in shelters in Haiti, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica
- 20 confirmed deaths
- Extensive flooding continuing
- Airport reopened to allow UN to fly in supplies
- Reports of wind gusts to 70 mph
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(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog