Brevard County Spared, Hurricane Matthew Could Have Been Much Worse As Residents Clean Up

By  //  October 8, 2016

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MATTHEW PROJECTED TO HEAD SOUTH AGAIN

As the sun rose this morning this morning on Florida's Space Coast, it became apparent that by the narrowest of margins Brevard county appears to have been spared a hurricane inflicted disaster of epic proportions.

As the sun rose this morning this morning on Florida’s Space Coast, it became apparent that by the narrowest of margins Brevard county appears to have been spared a hurricane inflicted disaster of epic proportions.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – As the sun rose this morning on Florida’s Space Coast, it became apparent that by the narrowest of margins Brevard county appears to have been spared a hurricane inflicted disaster of epic proportions.

Hurricane Matthew remained perilously close to Brevard through the early hours of Friday morning and skirted its coastline on its northerly threatening path of chaos.

For many hours, Brevardians were preparing for the worst – to lose their community like Miami lost its community to Hurricane Andrew in 1994.

However, as it approached, it turned slightly eastward on its northerly trajectory, creating just enough distance between its devastating winds and east central Florida.

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Miraculously, hurricane Matthew’s super powerful winds of 135 miles per hour remained just far enough off shore to inflict relatively minor damage to the homes, businesses and infrastructure of east central Florida’s coastal communities.

Having ravaged the unprotected and vulnerable islands of the Caribbean, killing almost 900 people in Haiti, hurricane Matthew appeared to be heading to inflict carnage on Florida’s east coast.

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At this time, it looks like Matthew could make a return visit to the Bahamas. If the storm does loop back around, however, it to is forecast to be weakened substantially. (NHC image)

MATTHEW PROJECTED TO HEAD SOUTH AGAIN

At this time, it looks like Matthew could make a return visit to the Bahamas. If the storm does loop back around, however, it is forecast to be weakened substantially.

The current National Hurricane Center forecast calls for the storm to be a tropical depression, with wind speeds of no more than 40 miles per hour, as it hopefully dies out never to return.

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