Matthew Falls To Cat. 2, Nears Florida-Georgia State Line, Nearly 200,000 Without Power In Brevard

By  //  October 7, 2016

Note: Orange dot signifies the eye of Hurricane Matthew.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – National Hurricane Center has downgraded Hurricane Matthew to a Category 2 hurricane.

As of 4 p.m. Friday afternoon, Florida Power Light has reported over 195,000 power outages in Brevard County.

Below is a statement by the Florida Power Light:

“We have activated our emergency plan and have crews ready to respond. Once it is safe, we will assess the damage and start repairing the energy grid. We ask for your patience as we work to restore power safely and as quickly as possible.”

Max sustained winds for Hurricane Matthew have decreased to 110 mph as the storm system approaches the Florida-Georgia state line Friday night.

Projections show the hurricane riding the Atlantic coasts of Georgia, South Carolina and parts of North Carolina over the next two days.

Afterward, weather models have shown the system to loop around and could pass over the Bahamas, once again.

However, Matthew is only projected to be a tropical storm, if projections hold true. Bahamas could see more storm weather by Tuesday night.