Approximately 1 million Florida residents were without power as the 110 mph winds by Friday afternoon as Matthew gained momentum and was designated a Category 2. Savannah, Georgia experienced significant flooding as Hurricane Matthew’s eye traveled northward off the Georgia coast.
What will the 2020 hurricane season be like?
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasted that the hurricane season, which runs from June through November, will see 13 to 20 named storms. … There’s a 60% chance that this hurricane season will be busier than normal and only a 10% chance it will be below normal, NOAA said.
Is Hurricane Matthew retired?
Hurricane Matthew: The Aftermath
No hurricane will ever be named “Matthew” again now that the World Meteorological Organization has retired the name. … Matthew was responsible for 26 deaths in North Carolina. The WMO will replace Matthew with Martin and Otto with Owen when the 2016 lists are used again in 2022.
Why was Hurricane Matthew so bad?
The combination of flooding and high winds disrupted telecommunications and destroyed extensive swaths of land; around 80% of Jérémie sustained significant damage.
Why do hurricanes have names?
Meteorologists long ago learned that naming tropical storms and hurricanes helps people remember the storms, communicate about them more effectively, and consequently stay safer if and when a particular storm strikes a coast.
How much money did Hurricane Matthew cost?
Fast facts: Hurricane Matthew
In the U.S., more than 40 people died and damage was estimated in excess of $10 billion. Flooding and power outages were the most widespread effects of the storm in the U.S.