UPDATE: Hurricane Matthew
October 03, 2016
Hurricane Matthew, currently a Category 4 hurricane, is located 275 miles south of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and expected to strike the southern shores of Haiti and Jamaica in less than 24 hours. The hurricane is forecast to move north over the Bahamas and track along the Eastern U.S. coast by the end of this week. Matthew briefly reached Category 5 and is reported as the strongest hurricane in the region since Felix in 2007. Potential wind speeds up to 110 mph could impact coastal regions along Eastern Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas.
Although tropical force winds are expected along the Eastern Florida coast, it remains uncertain if Hurricane Matthew will sustain strength to cause danger to the U.S. later this week/weekend. Bell pepper, cucumber, and squash production will transition to Southern Florida in two to three weeks; sustained downpours and high wind speeds could delay initial harvesting dates and reduce early crop yields. Click here to view the location of Hurricane Matthew.
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