Must have alerts and apps for Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew is expected to make landfall in Florida as early as the late evening of Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina are expected to be impacted the most, but other areas might also see increased wind and rain.

Maximum sustained winds are near 140 mph (220 km/h) with higher gusts and Matthew is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some additional strengthening is possible, and Matthew should remain a Category 4 hurricane while it approaches the Florida coast.

If you are in the path of the storm, listen to local officials and follow evacuation instructions! 

Do not go to the beaches or out on the water!

Here are some resources to help you stay alert and up-to-date:

  • The Coast Guard mobile app for boating safety is a great way to quickly and easily check marine weather from your phone.

 

 

 

NOTE: The Apps may request a user to turn on location services. Any location information provided by the user is strictly voluntary.

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