Hurricane Matthew Widespread Damage | Update 8

Updated 1950 PM EDT

STORM FACTS

  • Weather – Hurricane Matthew is downgraded from Cat 1 to Tropical Storm
  • More Storms – While Matt is downgraded, Nicole does a hairpin and is due to hit Bermuda later in the week. – The NWS

Credit: NWS

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

  • Haiti – 900-1500 killed directly from storm
  • Cholera Breakout – 15 killed from disease breakout
  • U.S. – 4 killed.
  • VA Beach – Major flooding.
  • Wrightsville Beach – suffers significant dune and beach erosion
  • Oak Island (NC) – Waves break off large section of the Island pier
  • Charleston (SC) – Flooded streets told it will get worse when high tide comes

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

  • Red Cross – 2700+  workers support relief efforts in 5 different States
  • NY Task Force 1 – helping with flood rescues in Fayetteville (NC)
  • Jacksonville (SC) Police Department 
  • SCE&G (SC) – restored power to 100,000 homes after the Hurricane left
  • NC National Guard – evacuations and rescues
  • Daytona International Speedway – Staging site for utility trucks
  • US Coast Guard – Assisting with recovery supplies
  • Miami Beach Fire – 
  • FEMA

EVACUEE RESOURCES

  • Verizon Wireless – Unlimited domestic talk, text and data relief being offered to qualified customers in Florida,Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina between October 7-1  https://www.verizonwireless.com/featured/relief/

STORM IMAGES

Assessing the Damage – 2 Florida Senators tour the damage left by behind by Hurricane Matthew from inside a USCG aircraft. Credit/USCG

Assisting with evacuations and rescues – NC National Guard.  Photo Credit:  NCNG

University of North Florida (also photo credit) – Statute holds in place while surrounding landscaping unfortunate.

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Facebook’s Hurricane Matthew Safety check is working.

HASHTAGS

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  • #Matthew
  • #HurricaneNicole
  • #Haiti

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