HURRICANE UPDATE: Matthew Picks Up Wind Speed, Expected To Reach Category 4

By  //  October 6, 2016

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ABOVE VIDEO: The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Matthew is still a Category 3 hurricane as of 8 a.m. Thursday, packing top sustained winds up to 125 mph.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Matthew is still a Category 3 hurricane as of 8 a.m. Thursday, with sustained winds up to 125 mph.

Matthew continues to push towards the Northwest at 12 mph.

The system is still expected to become a powerful Category 4 hurricane in the coming hours as it makes way for Florida’s east coast beginning Thursday night.

Nearly 3,000 people have checked into shelters in Florida ahead of Hurricane Matthew’s approach.

Storm surge of 5 feet to 8 feet is expected along the coast in central Florida.

State Road 528 traffic is bumper to bumper east of the airport due to an accident.

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The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Matthew is still a Category 3 hurricane as of 8 a.m. Thursday, packing top sustained winds up to 125 mph. (NHC Image)

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The system is still expected to become a powerful Category 4 hurricane in the coming hours as it makes way for Florida’s east coast beginning Thursday night. (NHC Image)


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