Hurricane Matthew Update

It is unfortunate news, and our hearts and prayers go out to the families that were effected by Hurricane Matthew.  The Haitian Interior Ministry said at least 283 people were killed when the storm struck Tuesday with 145-mph winds, torrential rain and driving storm surge. Matthew is the most powerful single hurricane on record to make landfall in Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas. At least four died in the Dominican Republic, Haiti’s neighbor on the island of Hispaniola.  [USA Today]

All ports from South Florida were closed including airports.

TOTE’s ‘Perla Del Caribe’ Arrives in Puerto Rico After Avoiding Hurricane Matthew

Although the ship seemed to navigate well away from Matthew’s path, the story made headlines as the storm arrived exactly one year after the loss of the El Faro with all 33 crew. The El Farowas sailing on the same Jacksonville to San Juan route when it sailed directly into the path of Hurricane Joaquin as storm approached the Bahamas. [G Captain]

Check out this amazing video showing a crew of NOAA Hurricane Hunters fly through the eye wall and into the eye of Hurricane Matthew aboard a WP-3D Orion aircraft. [G Captain]