background preloader

Hurricane Matthew - 2016

Facebook Twitter

Drone Footage of Hurricane Matthew Aftermath. Hurricane Matthew in Haiti: Through a child's eyes | UNICEF USA. Hurricane Matthew CAUGHT ON TAPE [TNT Channel] Hurricane Matthew devastation in Haiti – in pictures | World news. Eyewitness: Jérémie, Haiti | World news. Deaths, floods as Hurricane Matthew hits South Carolina. The Category 1 hurricane was dropping 8 to 20 inches of rain in the Tar Heel State and southeast Virginia. "This rainfall is leading to record-breaking flooding over portions of eastern North Carolina, and it may result in life-threatening flooding and flash flooding elsewhere across the region," the National Hurricane Center said. The hurricane left swaths of damage and millions of power outages along parts of the US Southeast from Florida to the Carolinas after a destructive trip through the Caribbean that took the lives of hundreds of people. Though the storm has weakened, serious threats remain before Matthew becomes a post-tropical cyclone Saturday night or Sunday, the hurricane center said.

"Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over short distances," the hurricane center said in its 8 p.m. advisory. North Carolina Gov. 10 killed • The storm has killed hundreds in the Caribbean, almost entirely in Haiti. Hurricane Matthew: How are Haiti and Florida coping? Both Florida and Haiti have been pounded by one of the strongest hurricanes to hit the Caribbean in a decade. The extent of damage so far in Haiti has been catastrophic. In Florida, it remains to be seen how much the state will be affected. Both locations are likely to have dramatically different responses to the storm.

How were they each prepared and how will they cope? How were they prepared? In Florida, there have been mass evacuations of the coastal areas. Image copyright AFP In Haiti, preparedness was difficult as the country is fragile and vulnerable to disasters. Tom Newby from the emergency response team at Care International UK said that since 2010, many NGOs have been working to help Haitian NGOs deal with emergencies. What is the infrastructure like? In Florida, Governor Rick Scott said 600,000 people were without power.

In Haiti, emergency rescue teams have struggled to reach the hardest hit areas. Care International says the city of Jacmel is also badly affected. Hurricane Matthew: Why is Haiti so badly hit by natural disasters? - CBBC Newsround. Hurricane Matthew: Haiti in national mourning as aid gears up. Image copyright Reuters Haiti has begun three days of national mourning for those killed by Hurricane Matthew, which devastated the south of the country. At least 900 people are believed to have died. Tens of thousands of homes have been destroyed and some 350,000 people need aid, the government says. Cholera is a major fear, with several deaths reported, as are food supplies, given the destruction of crops. Matthew went on to barrel up the south-eastern coast of the US, killing 10.

It caused extensive flooding, power cuts and damage to buildings in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. At 02:00 local time (06:00 GMT), the now Category 1 Matthew was about 30km (18 miles) off the coast of Cedar Island in North Carolina and heading north-east, further out to sea, at 16mph (25km/h), the National Hurricane Center said. The international aid response in Haiti was now "beginning to pick up", according to Stephane Rolland, regional co-ordinator for the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC). Cholera outbreaks in Haiti follow devastation of Hurricane Matthew | World news. Haiti was counting the cost of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Matthew on Saturday night, with almost 900 inhabitants killed and tens of thousands displaced in the Caribbean country.

Outbreaks of cholera led to the deaths of several people, because of flood water mixing with sewage, and fears were growing that the disease could spread. “Due to massive flooding and its impact on water and sanitation infrastructure, cholera cases are expected to surge after Hurricane Matthew and through the normal rainy season, until the start of 2017,” the Pan American Health Organisation said in a statement. Matthew rampaged through Haiti’s western peninsula on Tuesday with 145mph (233km/h) winds and torrential rain. Some 61,500 people remain in shelters, according to officials who said that the storm had hit fragile coastal villages, some of which were only now being contacted. “A tree fell on the house and flattened it. The entire house fell on us.

Hurricane Matthew: Haiti needs vaccines to stop deadly cholera spreading | Dr Anita Zaidi and Helen Matzger | Global development. Six years ago, as the country attempted to rebuild following a massive earthquake, cholera began spreading in Haiti. And it didn’t stop. Adults and children – many of whom contracted cholera by drinking untreated water from familiar rivers and streams – lay listless in hospitals packed to capacity with emergency cases. The death toll mounted. The months passed. Today, as heartbreaking reports on the death toll from hurricane Matthew appear, we’re already hearing warnings about the potentially devastating aftermath: flooding and another surge in cholera cases, possibly reaching levels not seen since the earthquake.

However, though six years have passed – with countless lessons learned and apologies granted – we stand on the precipice of repeating the same mistake when it comes to cholera: delayed use of the cholera vaccine, a lesser known tool to fight the disease. Cholera can be swift and severe, capable of killing within hours. And the sooner the better. Hurricane Matthew is super strong — because of climate change. Hurricane Matthew is slowly approaching the East Coast where it is expected to wreak havoc with storm surge, wind, and rain. Matthew has already set a number of records — and global warming is giving it a boost. Hurricanes “extract heat energy from the ocean to convert it to the power of wind, and the warmer the ocean is, the stronger a hurricane can get if all other conditions that it needs to exist are present,” meteorologist and former hurricane hunter Jeff Masters explained last month on Living on Earth. “So, scientists are confident that as we continue to heat up the oceans, we’re going to see more of these high-end perfect storms.”

Case in point, as meteorologist Philip Klotzbach has noted: Let’s look at some of the latest climate science. One 2013 paper found that “since 1975 there has been a substantial and observable regional and global increase in the proportion of Category 4–5 hurricanes of 25–30 percent per °C of anthropogenic global warming.” Why do some people never evacuate for a hurricane? Why Hurricane Matthew Will Be An Especially Devastating Blow to Haiti | The Weather Channel. Track :Presets : Aa Font :Edge : Size :Scroll : Color :Background :Edge :Window :   Opacity : Error: No valid source could be found Haiti Survivor Recounts Night of Terror Interview with a survivor in one of the worst-hit areas of Haiti. Story Highlights Haiti is ill-prepared to face Hurricane Matthew as it continues to recover from the deadly 2010 earthquake that killed 200,000.

Nearly 60,000 displaced Haitians still live in tents and makeshift shelters. Deforestation leaves the country vulnerable to flooding and mudslides. Six years after a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake killed more than 200,000 people, Haiti braces for Hurricane Matthew amid fears that the country is ill-equipped to face another deadly natural disaster. The impoverished country has a number of strikes against it as the powerful storm plows slowly toward its coastline. With little thought to the consequences of deforestation, residents routinely cut down trees to use as fuel and to cook meals.

According to the U.S. Hurricane Matthew: 'Life-threatening flash floods and mudslides' expected. Hurricane Matthew is expected to dump torrential rainfall on Jamaica and Haiti on Sunday evening before making landfall Monday. "This rainfall will produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides," the National Weather Service said Sunday. "Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion. " Many Jamaicans, however, believe they can ride out the storm, putting their trust in a higher power, despite pleas from authorities to leave the threatened coast.

"I'm not afraid, I'm not going," a woman in Port Royal said. "I know if God wants it to happen, it will happen. " A direct hit on Haiti could be disastrous, with much of the country's infrastructure still weak after the 2010 earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people. "Water systems are at risk as hurricane #Matthew's approaching," physician and researcher Keddy Moise tweeted. The storm could also be brutal for Cuba, where many houses appear too weak to withstand a hurricane, CNN's Patrick Oppmann said Sunday. Wet, wild and weird: Some answers about Hurricane Matthew. Hurricane Matthew is wet, wild and weird. Meteorologists say its path has been harder to pin down than that of other storms, but Matthew is definitely dangerous and may possibly stick around to bedevil the Southeast coast for a week or so.

Here's are some questions and answers about Matthew : Q: How bad and unusual is this? A: If Matthew keeps its current status as a major hurricane—with winds of 110 mph or more as a Category 3 or higher—it will be the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in October 2005. Wilma's winds at landfall were 120 mph; earlier that year, Katrina hit with winds of 125 mph. Superstorm Sandy in 2012 caused more than $50 billion in damage, but even if it hit the coast as a hurricane, it would have qualified only as a Category 1, with peak winds of 85 mph.

The last hurricane with a similar strength and track to threaten the U.S. "There's no question that it's going to have major impacts," he says. A: Mostly hurricanes simply happen. NASA sees Hurricane Matthew develop concentric eyewalls. Matthew developed concentric eyewalls which is common in intense hurricanes. The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite captured an image of those double eyewalls. An eyewall consists of powerful thunderstorms in the area immediately outside the eye of a hurricane. Those storms have very heavy rainfall and strong winds.

"GPM had a recent overpass at 3:06 p.m. EDT that shows that Matthew is undergoing an eyewall replacement cycle," said Scott Braun, research meteorologist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. "The GPM image showed concentric rings of precipitation. "When this occurs, there is a transition from a small, extremely intense inner core of winds to a larger wind field that is not as intense at its maximum, but more spread out. The larger eye means that the center of the storm does not have to track as close to the coast for the coast to experience the strong winds in the eyewall. Share Video undefined At 8 a.m.

At 8 a.m. Hurricane Matthew Makes Landfall in Haiti. Watch Hurricane Matthew Spin In These Rainbow Visualizations. Hurricane Matthew is no joke. With winds clocking in around 140 mph, it's knocked out power in multiple Florida counties as it buzzes up the coast. It's expected to bring between six inches and a foot of rain from areas across the coasts of central Florida to southern North Carolina. If you're in a part of the country where you still have power, and you're weary of reading blowhards lying on the internet about the storm's power, you can get lost in the trippy colors and animations of open-source map data.

Ventusky, a web application that shows real time images of weather conditions anywhere in the world, created an interactive map (pictured above and below) for tracking wind speed, temperature, precipitation, and more around the world. Cameron Beccario created "Earth" from Global Forecast System models as well, and combined data from Earth & Space Research's OSCAR, NOAA's WAVEWATCH III, and Goddard Earth Observing System. None. Hurricane Matthew tests U.S. response lessons from Katrina. Hurricane Matthew Leaves Behind Devastation in Haiti. Days after Hurricane Matthew pummeled Haiti with 145 mile-an-hour winds and drenching rain, local authorities say that the full scope of the disaster is still unclear. (See dramatic lightning sprites dance over Hurricane Matthew.) What is already evident, however, is that the Category 4 hurricane, which struck Haiti on October 4, has leveled another blow of destruction on an island nation still reeling from the 2010 earthquake and a subsequent cholera crisis.

"Haiti was already struggling, so it doesn't have a lot of capacity to respond to the hurricane," says Andrew McConnell, a photojournalist who is on the scene. "Yet it may take the brunt of it. " Haitian officials have reported nearly nine hundred deaths so far, yet information has only slowly emerged from the southern department of Grand-Anse, near the point where Matthew made landfall.

Communications in Grand-Anse have been knocked out, and roads in the area remain impassible, according to the Associated Press. After Hurricane Matthew, Devastation in Southern Haiti. Hurricane Matthew storm surge a threat as it moves up coast: What we know now. Watch Hurricane Matthew's winds begin to batter central Florida. USA TODAY NETWORK Hurricane Matthew is the most powerful storm to threaten the Southeast coast in more than a decade. Here's what we know: Where is the storm now? Matthew continues to head north toward the South Carolina coast.

The hurricane continues to pack sustained winds up to 105 mph, threatening devastating storm surges in a four-state area. Where is the storm headed? Matthew is moving north at 12 mph towards the coast of South Carolina in the morning and is expected to move in the same motion Saturday night near the coast of southern North Carolina. In Georgia, more than 500,000 people fled the coastal areas for the interior, and thousands sought refuge at shelters.

South Carolina Gov. President Obama declared a state of emergency in North Carolina Friday, following similar declarations for Florida, Georgia and South Carolina The National Hurricane Center extended a hurricane warning to North Carolina too. 1 of 106. Tracking Hurricane Matthew by Drone, Satellite and Big Data. Scott Braun pulls up a big swirl of color overlaying a map of Florida on his laptop screen. It's Hurricane Matthew chugging up the Florida coastline, flirting with disaster alongside millions of coastal residents. Braun adjusts his owlish spectacles and traces a red line across the map. It marks the zig-zag path of an unmanned drone that's probing the hurricane during a nine-hour mission. "It was trying to pass over the storm, but there were some deep thunderstorms up to 60,000 feet," says Braun about the Global Hawk scientific aircraft.

"They had to deviate around it and ended up doing this weird pattern. " RELATED: Terrifying Images of Hurricane Matthew's Fury Braun is inside the data visualization center at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center just outside Washington, DC. For one: why did Hurricane Matthew jump from a Category 1 to a monster Category 5 story so suddenly last Friday? WATCH VIDEO: Is the Butterfly Effect Real? Kirschbaum collects data from two sensors on the satellite. 'Monster' Hurricane Matthew: Haiti death toll reaches 842 and four dead in US as  storm heads towards Georgia. Hurricane Matthew: Pilot Tim Gallagher flies into storm's eye. Hurricane Matthew: Strongest storm since 2004 nears Florida. Image copyright Getty Images Hurricane Matthew has strengthened to a Category Four storm as Florida residents are warned to prepare for a "direct hit".

The hurricane has pounded the Bahamas after devastating parts of Haiti. Damage could be "catastrophic", Florida's governor said. Evacuation orders are in place along the coast. Matthew, with winds of 125mph (205km/h), is expected to hit southern Florida later on Thursday with a powerful storm surge, US officials say. At least 23 people have been killed in Haiti and thousands displaced. Follow our latest updates here Four people were also killed in the neighbouring Dominican Republic. As of 13:10 GMT, the storm was passing over the capital of the Bahamas, Nassau. The latest from Florida Hurricane Matthew is expected "move very close" to the east coast of the Florida peninsula on Thursday night, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

"There are no excuses, you need to leave," Florida Governor Rick Scott warned everyone in evacuation zones. Hurricane Matthew : Tracking Map | Weather Underground. Hurricane Matthew: Live coverage. Nearly 900 dead in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew batters island nation. How Hurricanes Form Explained by Ginger Zee Video. Florida spared worst of Hurricane Matthew but deadly menace still looms | World news. Hurricane Matthew: UN says 350,000 Haitians in need of assistance | World news. Haiti cannot endure any more broken promises after Hurricane Matthew | Matthew Smith | Opinion.

Hurricane Matthew: preparations and aftermath – in pictures | World news. Why is Haiti vulnerable to natural hazards and disasters? | World news. Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in Cuba after ripping through Haiti | World news. After Hurricane Matthew, will aid predators ravage Haiti? | Jocelyn McCalla | Opinion. Hurricane Matthew leaves trail of destruction on path to Florida – video | World news. Eyewitness: Hurricane Matthew | World news. 'It was like a monster': Hurricane Matthew leaves Haiti in crisis | World news.

Hurricane Matthew: What does Haiti need now? - CBBC Newsround. What Hurricane Matthew looks like from space - CBBC Newsround. Hurricane Matthew: Aid lessons from Haiti quake. Hurricane Matthew: Haiti's devastation from above. BBC World Service - Newshour, Florida Prepares for Hurricane Matthew. Hurricane Matthew: 'People lost everything' in Haiti. Hurricane Matthew - BBC Weather. Hurricane Matthew bears down on Florida. Hurricane Matthew hits Bahamas - BBC Weather. Hurricane Matthew eyes Florida - BBC Weather. Hurricane Matthew: your questions answered - BBC Weather. As it happened: Hurricane Matthew. Where is Hurricane Matthew heading next? - CBBC Newsround. How Haitians have been evacuated from Hurricane Matthew. Hurricane Matthew leaves at least 283 dead in Haiti. Hurricane Matthew tears through the Caribbean.

Hurricane Matthew: Haiti resilience tested once again. Hurricane Matthew: Hundreds dead in Haiti storm disaster. In pictures: Hurricane Matthew causes destruction in Haiti. Hurricane Matthew: Haiti dead reach 800 as south awaits aid. Parts of Haiti 'flattened' by hurricane.