Hurricane Matthew has largely spared Florida the catastrophic damage that a category four storm normally brings, but the storm hasn’t left the sunshine state yet and will be moving up the east coast this weekend.
Full damage assessment may take a few days, but social media is alive with postings and discussions on Mathew’s wrath.
— News4JAX (@wjxt4) October 7, 2016
— Rob Petsch (@Robpetsch) October 7, 2016
— Russell Colburn (@RussellANjax) October 7, 2016
— WESH 2 News (@WESH) October 7, 2016
[DAILY EXPRESS]: Hurricane Matthew damage: Live updates as storm rips Florida apart: DAMAGE from Hurricane Ma… https://t.co/wi6o1OMq5E
— Daily Express UK (@dailyexpressuk) October 7, 2016
With winds this strong, it is amazing that more damage hasn’t occurred.
— Jaclyn Whittal (@jwhittalTWN) October 7, 2016
While loss of life and damage to property so far has been limited, the National Hurricane Center seems to have taken the brunt of Matthew’s fury.
Thursday night and Friday morning, the NHC’s website suffered “catastrophic” issues that made the site unavailable for hours on Thursday and continued to crash regularly Friday morning. As of this posting, the NHC website continues to crash at or near each official update on the storm’s progress.
Russian hackers are not currently suspected.