Caught On Tape: Massive Storm Surge From Hurricane Matthew Leaves Millions Without Power

Tyler Durden's picture

Hurricane Matthew has remained offshore, for the most part, as it has advanced up the eastern coast of Florida preventing a "worst-case" scenario in terms of damage.  While the storm surge has been significant, only 1 person has died in the U.S. so far while as many as 1 million have lost power, according to ABC

The storm surge and loss of power has been significant:


As Governor Rick Scott pointed out this morning, Florida was spared a direct hit from Hurricane Matthew with "no reports of significant damage" but warned residents to remain cautious.   

The governor said on "GMA," "We've been blessed that we haven't had a direct hit," however "with the hurricane force winds we're going to see a lot of storm surge."


Scott told reporters later this morning so far there is "no reports of significant damage."


Scott said, even though the storm has passed half the state, "this is not over" and the storm "still has time to make a direct hit."


Scott had urged coastal residents to move to safe ground Thursday, warning, "This storm will kill you."



A video posted by Holly Firfer Arnold (@hfirfer) on Oct 7, 2016 at 8:19am PDT


Per Reuters, Hurricane Matthew's trail of destruction in Haiti stunned those emerging from the aftermath on Friday, with the number of dead soaring to 842, tens of thousands homeless and outbreaks of cholera already claiming more lives.  61,500 people were in shelters, the agency said.

At this point, Hurricane Matthew has been downgraded to a Cat 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph.  The eye of the storm is currently just east of Jacksonville, Florida.  The latest track from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) still has the storm moving along the east coast through the weekend before turning east and heading back out to sea on Sunday.  The storm is expected to weaken throughout the weekend and be downgraded to a tropical storm by Sunday morning.  The storm surge in Florida reached 11 feet in certain areas though the current NHC forecast calls for a 4-6 foot surge in South Carolina. 

Hurricane Matthew


Here is some additional footage of the damage experienced so far in Florida:



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WordSmith2013's picture

2nd geoengineered hurricane to hit florida this year---it's no accident.
And there will be a third one, too!


Superstorm SOS: Why Hurricane Matthew Was Geoengineered and Aimed at Florida
Deathrips's picture

The fact that there are people that ignored warnings is a testament of things to come.



LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) Deathrips Oct 7, 2016 5:36 PM

Hurricanes have never happened before in this part of the country.  Therefore, it makes sense that there are so many problems.



Oh... wait.

Deathrips's picture

There was a warning and its hurricane country?





Whoa Dammit's picture

My call is it doesn't turn & hits between Savannah GA and Beaufort SC.

HedgeJunkie's picture

OOO, I'm impressed.

Storm surge doesn't even break the glass.

"This storm will kill you."

For fucks sakes, this isn't even a Cat 5.  The over-hype on this thunderstorm has been unreal.

Hugo was a storm.  As it approached, a microburst drilled a hole straight through our roof.  As it landed, i was putting a new roof patch in place.  It was awesome to see a waterfall inside our house as I put the patch on.

Tiwin's picture

Katrina was a 3 at landfall

Sandy was a 1

Escrava Isaura's picture

No Bush’s but God’s fault.


J S Bach's picture

It rains hard...

The wind blows...

You sometimes lose power. Imagine that.

So much hype - I can't stand it.

Spanky's picture

Well said.

Yet another near miss. Was fun to watch the yankees panic tho. They wiped out hurricane supplies like popcorn, chips and cola... Could have been worse, and have seen much worse in the past. Jacksonville never escapes it seems -- lived there for a while and rode out four storms (two direct hits) in one year. Maybe insurers will get the message and stop writing policies in flood plains and on beachfront / IC waterway properties -- feds fucked that up with their subsidies... Just think, no more garish, overbuilt beachfront McMansions unless the owner bears all the storm risk.

johngaltfla's picture

If you're worried about friends and family and want to see the news coverage or check what Amateur Radio operators are reporting, I've consolidated all of the TV station links from Miami up through Wilmington, NC in one place which have live and recorded video plus live audio from the Ham operators here:

Television and Amateur Radio Links for Broadcasts in the Path of Hurricane Matthew (Video)
Spanky's picture

Thanks, that's very useful.

NotaMorningPerson's picture

Thanks!  That's a great list and much better to get local reports rather than just the national media.  Your effort is greatly appreciated! :)


johngaltfla's picture

National media is as useless as Hillary's poontang.

Always look for local sources even though Clear Channel has screwed most A.M. radio outlets requring "registration" to listen thus why I bypassed that part of the listing.

NotaMorningPerson's picture

Thank you!  The local reports are of more value than those of the national media. Your effort is much appreciated. :)


MagicHandPuppet's picture

Krugman must be jizzing in his keynesian panties over this mess and how it will 'stimulate the economy' as capital is diverted away from other productive ends to repair  the damage.

ElectroGravitic's picture

What if everyone got their electricity from a device in their attic, and no one depended on the electric grid?


tuetenueggel's picture

Too many whiney americans again.

Creep into your holes

Tiwin's picture

It just *feels* better to blame bush

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) HedgeAccordingly Oct 7, 2016 4:03 PM

Please Save Us, Uncle Sam!

GeezerGeek's picture

I think most of the Bush clan is now voting for the vagina, so I doubt we'll hear any attributions to Bush II. However, if the storm does a 360 and comes back to devastate Palm Beach and Broward, the deepest of deep blue areas, it will be blamed on Putin, working at the request of Trump.

TheVillageIdiot's picture

Well considering it was an actual engineered hurricane fresh off the HAARP mechanics... (hint - no lightning)

Tiwin's picture

What an appropriate handle you have there, sir.

Handful of Dust's picture

Hillary does not care how many Americans are without power or even homeless.

What's important to Hillary and Obama is that Trump called some lady fat!

How "Deplorable!"

Escrava Isaura's picture


She will help and so will the conservatives as well. The political party that refuses to help will be kicked out of office at the next election.


847328_3527's picture

Trump is the only one who showed concern for the storm victims in New Orleans recently.


Both Clinton and Nobama were "No Shows"...not enough votes there for those two.

Escrava Isaura's picture

Well darling, you’re wrong.

First, Obama visited Louisiana.

Second, the flood started on August 13th. On August 14th Obama signed Louisiana Disaster Declaration.

Third, no one saw that storm coming. There wasn’t even a name for that storm.

Fourth, Trump and Hillary took about a week to react.

Fifth, the flood was during the Olympics so it didn’t get enough media coverage.             


Indelible Scars's picture

Whoa. MDB is the designated troll for ZH. Shoo!

Pure Evil's picture

That's like trying to scatter a nest of cockroaches.

dilligaff's picture

Why did Mickey Mouse file for divorce?  Cause Minny was fucking goofy, kinda like you! 

Skiprrrdog's picture

If by 'help' you mean pry the gold fillings out of dead peoples mouths with a pair of rusty pliers, the HildaCunt is all over that, like stink on her pussy...

tuetenueggel's picture

Killery and Obongo are happy, to know, that there are much more idiots in this world besides them

viator's picture

There is less than a milltion with power outages, check it out yourself...

Florida power companies turned around midwest power workers enroute this morning and sent them home.

Escrava Isaura's picture

And if you are a conservative you should applaud that.



Spanky's picture

Glad they were here, just in case. Happy they can go home without much work. This was just a near miss for us.

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) viator Oct 7, 2016 4:10 PM

They told them to go home after they saw how much ComEd linemen make an hour

CoolHandLuke's picture

Hmmmm.....a major hurricane scraping the entire eastern seaboard coastline so as to create the most damage right during election year countdown. What a nice distraction from all the criminal dealings of Illary. Coincedence or HAARP?


King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) CoolHandLuke Oct 7, 2016 4:08 PM

Putin is HAARP- HAARP is Putin

Spanky's picture

No, it's hurricane season... Our second this year as a matter of fact.

Vinividivinci's picture

Not to mention how the hurricane is
conveniently whipping Zika brand mosquitoes all the way up the eastern seabord. Bullish, indeed.

Tiwin's picture

Its not Haarp. It is Jews own the media and will focus on anything but Hillarys dealings.

There. Fixed it for ya.

1980XLS's picture

Follow the money.


CLH, BGG, GNRC, BECN = Fail (all down big today) I won't even bother with the insurers that were up double digits.

Another overblown,  MSM event for the sheeple.


Global warning narrative to follow. (aka "climate Change")

GeezerGeek's picture

In my little section of Broward County, FL, it was a little breezier than normal, not very wet, and a few people lost power when a line went down. That was probebly the breeze, but I've had power failures here on sunny days too.

Everything else I "know" comes from the electronic media. And of course I always believe what the media tells me. For all I know, this has been as real as those robust jobs reports from the BLS we all enjoyed so much. Truman Show, anyone? Or do we have some people here who are from the Daytona/St. Augustine/Jacksonville area?