The 2017 Hurricane Season Forecasts | Direct Energy Blog

What Should I Do about Hurricane Matthew?

After transforming from a Tropical Storm into a Category 1 hurricane on the afternoon of September 30th, 2016, the storm now known as Hurricane Matthew has grown into a Category 4 hurricane.

What Should I Do about Hurricane Matthew? | Direct Energy Blog

The inhabitants of islands throughout the Caribbean will be affected by this storm: Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas. And many of these areas still haven’t fully recovered from storms that hit earlier this decade.

Current projections have Hurricane Matthew making initial landfall in the coastal areas of the Southeast United States from Thursday into Saturday. This includes the entire east coasts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. These projections could change as the storm progresses across land, though people in Miami, FL and Charleston, SC are already making preparations to evacuate.

If if you live in any of the areas that might be impacted by Hurricane Matthew, we have a range of resources that will benefit you:

Stay on top of weather reports for your area by following your local news stations and governmental organizations on social media. We also encourage you to reach out to the utility company for your area regarding any problems you have with your electricity, gas, and water service.

And if you need any help with your home services after Hurricane Matthew passes, please contact the following companies to speak with professional technicians in your area:

We hope everyone stays safe and secure!

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Born and raised in Southeast Texas, Adam P. Newton never acquired the charming accent that most life-long Texans possess in spades, but he’s OK with that. Adam currently creates and curates online content for Direct Energy. Before his career in content marketing, Adam spent several years toiling as a freelance music journalist.