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.
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:
- Hurricane Prep: Before, During and After the Storm
- Hurricane Preparedness Supplies Checklist
- Food & Water Safety
- Hurricane Evacuation Plan
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:
- One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating (HVAC)
- Mister Sparky (Electrical)
- Benjamin Franklin (Plumbing)
We hope everyone stays safe and secure!