Archive: Hurricane Matthew Update #6

Friday, October 7, at 9:30 a.m.

Changes since the last update

As of the 8:00 a.m. update, the center of Hurricane Matthew is 100 miles away from Jacksonville. We expect conditions here to worsen throughout the day, with the most severe rain and winds between noon and midnight.

The storm is now a category 3, with sustained winds of 120mph. The expected track of the storm has shifted slightly to the east, and we are cautiously optimistic that the worst of the hurricane -- the winds and rain that form the eye wall -- will remain just off the coast.

We are still facing several hours of very severe weather, so it is important that we continue to remain alert and exercise caution. Still, we’ll take any small fortune with this storm.

Communication

We will continue communicating with you by email, social media, and the website throughout the storm. Emergency alerts will be sent via text.

For continued updates, please check our Facebook, Twitter, and the website. If you have questions, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.