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by | October 3, 2016 8:49 am

HURRICANE MATTHEW INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY

Colleton County Emergency Preparedness Agency moved to OPCON 4 Status (Alert and Notification) related to the threat posed by Hurricane Matthew as of Oct. 03 at 8 a.m.

 

NUMBER  21A

NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

8:00 AM EDT MON OCT 03 2016

 

…DANGEROUS HURRICANE MATTHEW EXPECTED TO APPROACH SOUTHWESTERN HAITI TONIGHT…

 

SUMMARY OF 8:00 AM EDT INFORMATION

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LOCATION…15.4N 74.9W

ABOUT 220 MI…355 KM SE OF KINGSTON JAMAICA

ABOUT 280 MI…450 KM SW OF PORT AU PRINCE HAITI

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…130 MPH…215 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 360 DEGREES AT 6 MPH…9 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…943 MB…27.85 INCHES

 

WATCHES AND WARNINGS

CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

None.

 

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…

* Jamaica

* Haiti

* Cuban provinces of Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, Holguin, Granma, and Las Tunas

* Southeastern Bahamas, including the Inaguas, Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay, and Ragged Island

 

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…

* Cuban province of Camaguey

* Turks and Caicos Islands

* Central Bahamas, including Long Island, Exuma, Rum Cay, San Salvador, and Cat Island

 

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…

* Dominican Republic from Barahona westward to the border with Haiti

 

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…

* Dominican Republic from Puerto Plata westward to the border with Haiti

 

Interests elsewhere in Hispaniola and in the Bahamas should monitor the progress of Matthew.

 

ADMIN

Sirena L. Memminger

Colleton County Emergency Preparedness Agency

 

comments » 2

  1. Comment by Danny Drain

    October 6, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Are their any plans to get people to the shelters in Walterboro? Can you send me a list of the shelters near downtown Walterboro. Thanks for all you do. Regards.

  2. Comment by The Press and Standard

    October 6, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Colleton Middle School on Tuskegee Airman Drive


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