Latest Update:

A Tropical Storm warning is in effect for Dade and Monroe counties. We’ll be getting hurricane bands all afternoon, with gusts of wind approaching 40 mph around 8pm. People should stay off the roads. Broward may be expecting Hurricane force winds at or above 79 mph. Everything north of Broward is in Matthew’s line of sight.

Important: there is a possibility that Matthew loops around and hits us again next week. Preparation does not end after this passes Friday evening.

Also, we just found out about the State of Florida’s text updates: text FLPREPARES to 888777 and you’ll be signed up to receive regular text message updates about Hurricane Matthew from the state emergency response team. Please sign up and pass this information along to friends.

Thank you to Kamalah Fletcher and others who contributed to this update.