UPDATE: Hurricane Matthew 50 Miles Offshore of Brevard, Over 35,000 Without Power

By  //  October 7, 2016

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Over 35,000 people in Brevard are without power

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UPDATE: Oct. 7 3:00 a.m.

The center of major Hurricane Matthew is about 50 miles offshore Melbourne, Florida.

Matthew continues to move northwest at 14 mph.

According to the Brevard County Emergency Management Office, 4,650 evacuees have been housed in Brevard County’s 15 shelters for Hurricane Matthew.

Latest report says over 35,000 Brevard residents are without power.

Oct. 7  2:00 a.m.

Hurricane Matthew is about 80 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral.

Matthew is moving toward the northwest near 14 mph.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 120 mph with higher gusts. Matthew is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

20,010 power outages have being reported as of 2:00 a.m. 2,810 of those outages have been restored, according to the Brevard County Emergency Management Office.

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Matthew is about 125 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral.

Matthew is moving to the northwest at 13 mph.

The Florida coast can expect 6 to 12 inches of rain with isolated totals near 15 inches along the coasts.

Maximum sustained winds are near 130 mph with higher gusts. Matthew continues to be a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Note: Orange dot signifies the eye of Hurricane Matthew. The black line signifies the eye's path.   As of 2 a.m.(NHC Image)

Note: Orange dot signifies the eye of Hurricane Matthew. The black line signifies the eye’s path.   As of 2 a.m.(NHC Image)

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