Metthew is moving toward Florida, Georgia and the Carolina’s. According to an estimate 2 million people are living along the coast. These people are supposed to leave the place before Wednesday.
Hurricane information about Metthew further revealed that this sort of storm hasn’t been faced since ages in U.S. Metthew was a Category 3 storm with winds of 120 mph (190 kph) as it passed through the Bahamas.
It will reach near Florida’s Atlantic coast till Thursday evening. Sadly, it has caused 16 deaths in the Caribbean.
Hurricane information about Metthew revealed that it can be disastrous at the lower part of the East Coast if there would be a slight deviation.
In Melbourne Beach, near the Kennedy Space Center, Carlos and April Medina shifted their paddle board and kayak inside the garage and cleared the walls of their home.
As a precautionary measure they also turned of water and electricity. They then hopped in a truck filled with their important belongings legal and headed west to Orlando, where they were intended to be safe from disasters of storm with their daughter’s family. This is the story of every other family living along the coast.
On the other hand, there are also some families who took necessary precautions to deal with the storm but don’t want to leave the place. Some are stubborn that they had made up their mind to not to leave the place even at the cost of bad circumstances.
People are facing difficulty in storing their appliances, furniture and specially cars. They have either too small spaces for storing or no space at all.
It made landfall with 120 mph (190 kph) winds in southwest Florida, killed five people as it pushed through the Everglades and into the Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach area.
Storm had caused destruction costing an estimated $21 billion and thousands of residents had to live without power for half a month.
Therefore, It is shifting northwest at 5 p.m. EDT Wednesday. According to National Hurricane Information Center forecaster Lixion Avila it becomes very difficult to pin point specific location for effects.
Moreover, Florida is estimating as much as 10 inches of rain in a few isolated areas. In South Carolina, Gov. Nikki Haley decided to reverse the lanes of Interstate 26. The governor planned to do evacuations on Thursday. So, it would bring the total to about 500,000 people in the state.
Sadly, farmers in Matthew’s path tried to protect their crops but could not. Furthermore, President Barack Obama visited the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s headquarters on Wednesday. Management briefed him about precautions and preparations.